Africana Studies offers a major as a specialization in Global Interdisciplinary Studies (GIS) major. The major in Africana Studies provides an interdisciplinary and comparative approach to deepen students' understandings of the history, culture, religion, politics, literature, and society of Africa. Students may sign up for the major and choose their Africana Studies specialization through the Department of Global Interdisciplinary Studies in 36 Garey Hall. The GIS Chair and the Program Director of Africana Studies will work closely with each student to develop their individual interests, abilities, and career goals while fulfilling the requirements for their major.
The Africana Studies Minor is fulfilled by five courses with the AFR attribute for a minimum of 15 credits, of which the following must be included:
AFR 3000: Constructs of Blackness; one course in either Africana History or Literature; students may also combine three 1-credit IGR courses to count as one of the undesignated Africana courses; courses taken as part of a study abroad program may be counted
Please see the courses for more information.
At present, the Africana Studies Program consists of over 40 course offerings, which change from semester to semester.