African Studies (minor)

The African Studies Minor offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Africa, as well as the African diaspora.

Students will be required to fulfill 12 credits of 100- and 200-level courses, and 18 credits of 300- and 400-level courses. Students in the Minor must have their course selection approved by the African Studies advisor.

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The minor can be declared on the Student Service Centre (SSC) when you have third-year standing. If you are registered in the minor, you must have your course selection approved by a member of the Coordinating Committee.


Stewart Dickson: Making Global Connections

Currently a Litigation Information Analyst with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Stewart continues to draw from his studies in Anthropology and African Studies in his work.

Georgia Temple: Building Community Empowerment

Georgia Temple (BA’11, International Relations and African Studies) founded a non-profit organization in Kenya while she was a student at UBC. Based in Mombasa, Nuru Tudor, or Light of Tudor in Kiswahili, is an organization that works in partnership with the community of Tudor to empower its residents. Currently, their focus is on encouraging youth to become engaged in their community through a soccer team and the child sponsorship program that helps pay the school fees of children living in Tudor who would otherwise be unable to attend school full time.

Dr. Gloria Onyeoziri: Lending a Helping Hand

Some professors have made their names with their ability to liven tedious lectures with sidesplitting comedy routines, or bizarre life stories. Professor Gloria Onyeoziri, who started teaching at UBC in 1994, is known for her steadfast kindness and encouragement. “That’s good, just go on,” she presses those who are onto something. “Dig, dig, dig, deeper, try to get more of it.”


Questions regarding the minor in African Studies should be directed to Arts Academic Advising.