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African Studies Minors

Information for African Studies Minors considering EAP.

Where to go

The EAP offers intensive language and culture programs, as well as a wide variety of regular host university courses. The best way to choose is to look over the options and consult with your UCLA Education Abroad Program counselor and your minor advisor.

EAP currently offers programs in the following Sub-Saharan African countries:

In addition, the UC Education Abroad Program offers three special features to help you choose the right program.

  • The Program Wizard can help you find possible programs of interest.
  • The Coursefinder database includes descriptions of all courses taken by UC students while on EAP programs. Please note that it does not include all courses offered by the host university, only those that have been taken and submitted for approval by UC students.
  • An up-to-date list of pre-approved EAP courses for UCLA students will soon be available.

What classes to take

All classes taken on the UC Education Abroad Program (EAP) are approved courses and count toward your 180 unit requirement for graduation; however, the African Studies department has the final authority to determine how the coursework is used to fulfill specific minor requirements.

Courses are approved on a case by case basis, generally elective course are approved for the minor. Before going abroad, students should discuss with the department advisor which EAP courses the department will approve for credit toward a major or minor. Students can often make changes to their study plan once they arrive in their country of choice, but should consult with the undergraduate staff advisor by e-mail first.

EAP Coursework Guidelines for African Studies Minor

Note: the following guidelines are subject to change. Please see your major/minor advisor for up-to-date information.

EAP Unit Limits

  • Total number of EAP Upper Division Units that can be applied: No limit
  • Total number of EAP Lower Division Units that can be applied: No limit
  • Total number of EAP Combined Upper and Lower Division Units: No limit
  • Total number of EAP Units that can be used to fulfill a language requirement: No limit for LD courses; no more than 1 UD EAP Advanced (beyond 2 nd yr instruction) African Language course

Grade Requirements

  • A grade of D- or above will receive credit. (Overall GPA=2.0+)

African Studies IDP Department Contact

Magda Yamamoto
Academic Counselor
Office: 10373 Bunche Hall
Telephone: (310) 206-6571
Department website

Education Abroad Program