How will you shape the future?

The Africana Studies Program at the University of Arizona prepares future leaders of a global and diverse economy from North and Latin America to Africa and Europe.

Africana Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary major, a minor in hip-hop cultures, and a variety of internships and study abroad opportunities. The program embraces new technologies and is a leader in online offerings and digital humanities.

Our faculty encompasses diverse academic backgrounds producing a fertile and exciting interdisciplinary dynamic evident in both our teaching and research. We encourage students from all backgrounds to join us in investigating the historical and contemporary experiences of Africana peoples and how they are shaped by gender, class, race, and other important ideas.

The Africana Studies Program graduates are very marketable and obtain jobs in any career.

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AFAS 439:  Blacks in Hollywood (Spring 2017) MW(F), 2:00-2:50pm* This course focuses on the impact the subjective concept of race has had on African American cinematic and televisual representations, and the way images work in controlling and...
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Winter Session:  December 19, 2016-January 10, 2017 William A. White, Instructor   Online Course; 3 credit hours Overview of ancient Africa's contribution to global culture and scholarship prior to 1500 A.D.  AFAS 365 online explains how civiliation...
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AFAS/HIST 441 & 541: History of African American Women (Spring 2017) Thursday, 3:30-6:00pm The objective of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of the history of Black people in American with a particular eye...
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