Degree: Bachelor of the Arts
Africana Studies offers a major, interdepartmental major and a minor that explore 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.
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.
No matter which path you pursue, you will have a solid understanding of the diversity that characterizes our society and its workplace – a foundation that will serve you well anywhere.
Black music in America from its African beginnings to present-day pop styles, approached through live performance, lecture, video and sound recordings. Special emphasis on gospel, blues, jazz and rap.
This course examines the history of Africa since 1950 with an emphasis on politics and culture. Through readings of novels, memoirs and historical accounts, combined with lectures, discussions and films, this course will explore the last 50 years of African history.
This course is an introduction to African American society as revealed in the empirical literature of social sciences. Students will learn about social structure and inequalities through readings, lectures, discussions, popular media examples and field trips.
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