Bachelor of Arts
Minor Available
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About Africana Studies

Are you interested in studying the histories, politics, and experiences of peoples of African descent worldwide? Or what about spending a summer in Ghana to develop a better understanding of old and new Diasporic communities in West Africa?

Africana Studies is the study, research, interpretation, and the dissemination of knowledge concerning African American, African, and Caribbean affairs and culture. Using the tools of the social sciences and humanities, the major examines issues of politics and social change in African-American communities and various African and Caribbean nations. The department is interdisciplinary; courses include but are not limited to the study of language, literature, politics, psychology, history, law and religion as they relate to the peoples of Africa and the African Diaspora. You will be prepared for careers in business, communications, research, law, politics, teaching, and counseling, to mention a few.