Majors, minors + certificates

Minor in African Languages (AFRLNGMIN)African Studies Program

Students on Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 requirements.


The Minor in African Languages permits students to reach proficiency in one of the languages offered at Indiana University, gain social and cultural knowledge related to the language, and receive an introduction to African linguistics or pragmatics. Students concentrate on one of the languages currently offered, namely Akan/Twi, Bamana, Kinyarawanda, Swahili, Yoruba, or Zulu.

Minor requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Language Track. At least 12 credit hours in one (1) of the following language tracks:
    1. Akan
    2. Bamana
    3. Swahili
    4. Wolof
    5. Yoruba
    6. Zulu
  2. African Linguistics. Three (3) credit hours:
  3. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Minor Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Minor Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.