African Studies Minor

African Studies Minor

Any Creighton student looking to engage Africa during or after college should do so through an informed academic lens. Toward this end, African Studies offers a flexible 18-hour Undergraduate Minor through the College of Arts and Sciences. We have included below African Studies classes that are currently offered at Creighton. In addition to being listed under African Studies (AFS), most of these courses can count toward Creighton’s Black Studies (BKS) Minor. New courses are also being developed in light of faculty interests and Creighton’s new Magis Core.

Requirements for the African Studies Minor are being simplified this academic year, and more information will be forthcoming. Please contact AFS program director Dr. Jay Carney ( if you are interested in discussing the possibilities of an African Studies Minor for your degree program here at Creighton.

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Sample Core Classes

HIS 106

The African World

PLS 311

Politics of Africa

ANT 342

Peoples and Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa

ENG 390

Introduction to African Literature

Sample Elective Classes

ANT 307

Demography: World Population Issues

ANT 317

Global Health: A Biosocial and Justice-Oriented Approach

THL 356

Christianity in Africa

HIS 388

Origins of Modern Africa

ENG 398

Literature of Francophone Africa

PSY 428

Multicultural Issues in Psychology

PLS 435

Global Poverty and Development

THL 443

(FLPA): Ecclesiology in Global Context: Tanzania

HIS 484

Nationalist Movements in Colonial Africa

HIS 485

History of West Africa

HIS 489

Southern Africa: The Politics of Race

THL 589

The Rwanda Genocide as a Challenge for the Church

AFS 400

Seminar in African Studies

AFS 493

Directed Independent Readings

AFS 495

Directed Independent Research