African Studies

Why study African Studies at Gustavus?

The African/African Diaspora Studies minor explores the historical, political, social, economic, and cultural experiences of the African continent and its peoples. You will learn about the wealth and diversity of cultures and experiences of African peoples and nations and critically examine the connections carried over to the African diaspora in the Americas and other parts of the world.

Course Examples

Every year, Gustavus faculty teach more than 1,800 courses - you'll be able to choose what interests you. Maybe one of these courses from African/African Diaspora Studies will be on your class schedule.

  • POL-250The Politics of Developing Nations
  • HIS-202Slavery and Freedom in the Atlantic World
  • AFS-190Introduction to Africa
  • GWS-264African Women - Tradition and Modernity
Delaney Bluhm ’23, Major Political Science and Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies
Minor African/ African Diaspora

Every course I take puts a new perspective on the knowledge I may have already learned in a previous course.

Delaney Bluhm ’23, Major Political Science and Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies Minor African/ African Diaspora

What can I do with a degree in African Studies?

The African Studies minor is adaptable - and valuable - leading to many different fields and fulfilling careers. Here are a few popular paths, but a Gustavus degree can take you anywhere.

  • Government
  • International Development Agencies
  • Counseling
  • The Foreign Service
  • Peace Corps
$56,752
Average salary 5 years post graduation Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes Explorer from the U.S. Census Bureau
75%  Ultimately attended graduate or professional school
11:1  Student to Faculty Ratio
72  Majors
100%  of courses taught by faculty members

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