The Africana Studies Program offers a major, an interdepartmental major and a minor that explore the history, culture, intellectual heritage and social development of people of African descent.
Terms abroad + away
We offer three unique mini-terms, each three weeks long. An interdisciplinary program in Senegal focuses on the impact of globalization, poverty, religion and women’s issues. The South Africa term in Cape Town looks at history from public, individual and historical perspectives. On the Civil Rights Public History mini-term, students visit iconic sites and meet with participants of the civil rights movement in numerous cities, from Charleston, S.C., to New Orleans, La.
Students in the Africana Studies Program get involved in a number of clubs and organizations, including the African Student Association, African Dance Club, LatinX Dance Club, National Society of Black Engineers, Muslim Students Association and Portuguese Club.