Africana Studies

Advisor Contact:
Jennifer Lynn Donahue
Learning Services Building 227
Lynette A Duran
Modern Languages, Room 345
(520) 621-1048
Bonnie S Wasserman
Learning Services Bldg 105
(520) 621-0105
Jeremy A Webb
Modern Languages 345
(520) 621-1048
Minor Description:

The minor introduces students to the main themes represented in hip-hop cultures: appropriation and defense of spaces, mixing of different cultures, migrations, multilingualism, race, class, gender, religions, sexuality, nationality, politics and the economy, and the search for identity.

Studying Hip Hop Cultures provides students with a solid introduction and broad understanding of the origins and developing of the forms of expression that makeup hip-hop cultures throughout the world: hip-hop dance, rap music, graffiti/tagging, fashion, computer engineering, business, and film.

Minor Requirements:

Minor Requirements:

Required Classes:

AFAS/SOC 220 Introduction to African American Studies

AFAS 302 Research Approaches

AFAS/RELI 335 Rap, Culture, and God

AFAS371 Hip-Hop Cinema

AFAS/FREN 373 US & Francophone Hip-Hop Cultures


One of the Following Electives:

AFAS 200 Introduction to Africana Studies

AFAS 207African American History (1440-1877)

AFAS/HIST 208 African American History (1865-present)

AFAS 318 Pan African Dance Aesthetics

AFAS 439 Blacks in Hollywood

Declaring the Minor:

To declare the minor, just send an email with your name and student ID number to

Double Use of Minor Course Work:

Up to 6 units of 300 level gen ed courses may be used toward this minor.