Novian Whitsitt (program director)

Africana Studies involves a critical study of the peoples of Africa and the African diaspora throughout the United States, the Caribbean and elsewhere in the world. Africana Studies examines the histories, cultures, and literatures of African peoples within both national and international contexts. Since the subject matter of Africana Studies embraces a wide spectrum of topics and issues, the program is multidisciplinary, with its main thrusts in the social sciences and the humanities. It also provides an excellent opportunity for social science and humanities majors to gain valuable career-related insight into the African and African-American experiences.

Required for a minor: IDS/AFRS 135, plus four other courses in IDS/AFRS.