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Why I Chose Africana Studies

My Africana Studies major required a lot of collaboration, discussion and communication. And the business I’m in now is really built on relationships, so those are skills I use every day.

Jeff Powell | B.A. Africana Studies 2013
Director, Economic Development and Research, Sun Corridor

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Africana Studies offers a broad understanding of the experiences of people of African descent.

Our courses help students build cultural awareness and use digital technologies to design solutions to challenges in fields such as law, medicine, education, and business.

Our students learn from faculty with research expertise in fields including history, literature, anthropology, African American Cinema, and theater. Following the College of Humanities’ commitment to diversity and inclusion, we encourage students from all backgrounds to advance the ideals of justice, compassion, and storytelling by investigating the experiences of Africana peoples.

Our multidisciplinary major, minors, and certificate immerse students in fields such as music, literature, dance, and history. By developing communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills, students find their unique competitive advantage for today's global job market.

Aja, Africana Studies student

Meet Aja

Aja has an advantage as an Africana Studies and retailing double major, with the ability to become a cultural influencer and bridge the gap between companies and consumers.

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2024 Summer Session Courses
March 11, 2024
Start planning now for Summer Session Courses.  2024 PRE-SESSION May 13, 2024 - June 1, 2024 AFAS 218: Introduction to Hip Hop Dance AFAS 306: African American Autobiographies: Women and History AFAS 314: Caribbean Literature and Culture AFAS 335:…
Dec. 19, 2023
JOIN US FOR A VARIETY OF HIP-HOP WORKSHOPS AND PERFORMANCES WITH CHEZALE PRESENTS ON... DATES FOR WINTER 2023 SEMESTER: Module 1 class: 12/20/2023 (Recorded): African Origins of Hip Hop Dance Module 2 class: 12/27/2023 (Recorded):): American/Latin…
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Oct. 27, 2023
Apply to Become an Africana Studies Student Assistant Position Description The Department of Africana Studies (AFAS) invites applicants for the paid position of Student Assistant. This position will serve to assist faculty and staff in the…

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