African Studies Concentration
This concentration is no longer available for students entering in 2021-2022. Students
interested in African cultures and societies should look into Political Science offerings.
The African Studies curriculum offers courses in a range of disciplines (Anthropology,
Classical Languages and Literatures, English, Environmental Studies, Health, Political
Science, Religion, and Sociology), which provide meaningful information about the
complexity of Africa and the experiences of Africans.
Students in these courses explore the ways in which African societies on the Continent
and in the Diaspora are dealing with challenges in their lives by developing economic,
cultural, and societal solutions to them. Since Africans anticipate our intellectual
outreach and partnership, students learn to envision Africans as active agents rather
than as passive recipients of foreign aid.
Requirements for the major or minor sequence in African Studies