Department of Africana Studies
Major in Africana Studies
A major Africana Studies prepares students interested in history, culture, law, and foreign affairs with the skills to become outstanding, productive citizens.Read More
Minor in Africana Studies
A minor in Africana Studies will provide an invaluable foundation in critical thinking, research, writing and analysis. This minor consists of a minimum of 18 units.Read More
Minor in African Studies
A minor in African studies is offered through Interdisciplinary Studies, but advising is done through our department. This minor consists of a minimum of 15 upper division units.Read More
Why choose Africana Studies?
Africana Studies offers a broad, interdisciplinary program. The curriculum is designed to focus on a variety of subjects pertaining to the Africana experience. It is also concerned with strengthening links between black students and the black community, and developing frameworks for social change and the struggle for black dignity.
Africana Studies is a degree that can offer limit-less career opportunities. Students will learn strong skills in critical thinking, communication, research, writing and analysis, skills that are invaluable in most any field. A degree like this encourages you to follow your passions and interests.
Summer 2020: "Inequality and Activism in Brazil"
Learning will take place both inside and outside the classroom as we explore the Africana experience in Brazil. Nearly 40% of African captives during the centuries long European slave trade were destined for Brazil. Today, Brazil has the largest population of African people outside of Africa. The largest concentration of African Brazilians live in the state of Bahia.