The African Studies Minor program at UBC was initiated in 2005 in response to students’ aspiration to connect UBC more closely with the African continent. It is designed to provide students with an excellent opportunity to learn more about the African continent’s history, and the fascinating cultural and linguistic diversity of more than one billion people who live in Africa’s 54 sovereign nations. Since its inception, the African Studies Minor program has remained interdisciplinary and inclusive in its approach. Taking courses such as AFST 250, AFST 351, AFST 352 and AFST 450 offered through the African Studies program and becoming a minor in African Studies is an excellent way to learn more about the continent and its peoples, and can be used as a springboard to develop international expertise on Africa.
We also welcome you to connect with UBC’s Africa Awareness Initiative http://www.ubcaai.org