Saturday, October 18, 2014 | 5:30 p.m. | Golub Minerva House (Great Room) The story of rock singer Tina Turner and how she rose to stardom with her abusive husband Ike Turner and how she gained the courage to break free. Food will be served. Sponsored by the Black Student...Read More
September 23, 2014 | 5:00 p.m. | Messa House Join us for a conversation about the events of August 9, 2014 and what has occurred since then in Ferguson, Missouri and beyond. Food will be provided. Cosponsored by Messa House. Presented by the Africana Studies Program and the...Read More
May 23, 2014 | 6:00 pm | College Park Hall The African Student Association will like to invite you to our annual spring term event celebrating the cultures and heritages of the various African countries. This year’s theme is “Back to the Motherland”. This event will highlight...Read More
Africana Studies offers a major, interdepartmental major and a minor that explores the history, culture, intellectual heritage and social development of people of African descent.
Focusing on the continent of Africa as well as such places in the diaspora as the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and the United States, our program features a variety of approaches that draw upon the arts, humanities, and social and behavioral sciences.
Africana Studies majors have more than 60 courses from which to choose. There are also opportunities to pursue mini-terms in Senegal, South Africa and the American South.
Students who graduate with a degree in Africana Studies are prepared for graduate study in the humanities and social and behavioral sciences, as well as for professional careers in a wide array of fields, including human services, education, government, law, business, community development, journalism and international affairs.