at Miami University
Africa Concentration Requirement
Africa is a regional concentration that meets the concentration requirement for the ITS major.
Take 12 credit hours, representing at least 3 different disciplines, from the table below.
Note: A cross-listed course can represent any one of the disciplines for which it is cross-listed. For example, ATH/BWS 366 can be used for either the Anthropology or the Black World Studies disciplines.
|ART 309||The Arts of African Peoples||3|
|ATH 329||Religions of Africa||3|
|ATH/BWS 366||African Oral Traditions||3|
|BOT/GEO 496||Biodiversity of Kenya||5|
|BWS 156||Introduction to Africa||4|
|BWS/HST 224||Africa in History||3|
|BWS/HST 225||The Making of Modern Africa||3|
|BWS 243||Origins of the African Diaspora: A History of European Slavers||3|
|BWS/FST 267||National Cinemas: African Film||3|
|BWS/GEO 301||Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa||4|
|BWS 339/POL 338||Contemporary African Politics||4|
|BWS 341||East African History||3|
|BWS 342||Africa Since 1945||3|
|BWS 381||African Lusophone Literature||3|
|BWS 383||By or About (Afro-) Brazilian Women||3|
|BWS 385||Race, Science, and Disease in the Americas||3|
|BWS 438||Africa in the Global Economy||3|
|BWS/HST 495||Modern African Environmental History *||3|
|GEO/ATH/BWS/REL 209||Civilizations of Africa||3|
|ITS 302||Problems of Non-Western Societies **||3|
* Offered infrequently
** Cannot double with core requirements.
Most departments periodically offer special courses (not listed in catalog) under "0" ending numbers; check specific titles at time of their offering. Courses in a language will not count if they are in the principle language of the student. Exceptions allowed: CHI 252, 255; FRE 366, 411; GEO 250, 261, 304, 305; JPN 172, 254; RUS 137, 255, 256; and SPN 433; so long as they are not used toward language requirement hours. Most "regional" courses taken in overseas study programs can be credited toward the foreign area emphasis component of the major; however, students should consult the Director prior to departure to determine which courses are appropriate.