Foreign Area Studies: Africa Major

Foreign Area Studies: Africa Major

Foreign Area Studies: Africa

Major

Learn about the language, history, and culture of Africa through an interdisciplinary approach.

Cadets who major in Africa foreign area studies pursue an interdisciplinary approach to understanding global and regional issues related to Africa. Language electives focus on French or Portuguese. Complementary support courses in the humanities and social sciences enrich an Africa foreign studies major’s regional capabilities. The major offers an honors curriculum. 

 

To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Foreign Languages.

Required Courses

EV365 GEOGRAPHY OF GLOBAL CULTURES 

EV375 GEOGRAPHY OF AFRICA 

HI345 MODERN AFRICA 

SS366 COMPARATIVE POLITICS  

SS485 GOV & POLITICS SUB-SAHARAN AFR

 

Sample Electives

LF371 INTENSIVE INTERMEDIATE FRENCH 

LF372 FRENCH FOR ORAL & WRITTEN COMM

LN440P PORTUGUESE IN CULTURAL CONTEXT 

LN451 ADV LANG & CULTURE IN CONTEXT

DS455 COMPARATIVE DEFENSE POLICY  

EN351 WORLD LITERATURE  

EV482 MILITARY GEOGRAPHY  

HI344 MODERN DIPLOMACY  

HI358 STRATEGY, POLICY & GENERALSHIP 

HI391 WORLD RELIGIONS  

LW410 COMPARATIVE LEGAL SYSTEMS 

LW473 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW 

LW481 INTERNATIONAL LAW 

SS381 CULTURAL/POLIT ANTHROPOLOGY 

SS465 TERRORISM: NEW CHALLENGES 

SS475 COMP POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS 

SS484 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS 

SS486 STATE BUILDING 

SS487 INT'L POLITICAL ECONOMY

 

This major offers an honors track. 

 

To learn more, view the full Foreign Area Studies - Africa Major Curriculum.

Cadets may enrich their experience through interaction with the French and Portuguese Forums, where they can learn about language and culture through trip sections and other activities such as a summer Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) program, USMA-run academic enrichment experience.

 

To learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Foreign Languages or the Center for Languages, Cultures, and Regional Studies.