Map of Africa

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

Team Members:

Professor Scott Sheridan Director of International Studies (309) 556-3238
Professor Rebecca Gearhart, Team Leader Anthropology and Sociology (309) 556-3921
Professor Zahia Drici Mathematics (309) 556-3669
Professor William Munro Political Science (309) 556-3629
Sarah Roberts Office Coordinator (309) 556-3374