Undergraduate Program

There are 1.2 billion people of African descent. A fifth of them live in other regions, including North America, the Caribbean Basin, Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia, and Europe. We study their lives, their cultures, their achievements and their histories.

Both majors and minors in Africana Studies choose to concentrate their degree in one of three ways:

  • African Studies - In this concentration, you will study Africa and African peoples.
  • African-American Studies - You will examine the experiences and contributions of Americans of African descent.
  • African-Diaspora Studies - You will focus on the dispersions of peoples from the African continent.

Our coursework integrates multiple fields and often transcends disciplinary boundaries. Regardless of concentration, your coursework will cover history, sociology, economics, anthropology, political science, and religion. You will learn about the literature, music, drama, dance, and cinema created by people of Africa and African descent. Many of our courses do not have prerequisites and are appropriate for non-majors.