Program Coordinator: Cornelius St. Mark, Ph.D.
Faculty: Christina Davis, Ph. D.
Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with the opportunity to study extensively the history and culture of Africans and African Americans. The program enables students to develop an appreciation of the contributions Africans and African Americans have made to world history and civilization. Africana Studies majors are employed in schools, museums, libraries, archives and agencies committed to preserving African and African American culture. The program is designed to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, which will benefit not only students in the Africana Studies major but in other academic areas as well. As an interdisciplinary program, Africana Studies prepares students to pursue graduate studies in history, psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, law and related fields.
The Africana Studies program trains students to be positioned to pursue rewarding careers and further graduate study in a variety of fields of knowledge that greatly enhance the their possibilities of professional success and personal satisfaction. The carefully-honed interdisciplinary approach provides students with the necessary breadth and depth of the Africana experience with all of its complexities and connections.
Africana Studies Club
The mission of the Africana Studies Club is to promote an understanding of the historical and contemporary experiences of the people of Africa and the African Diaspora. We intend to carry out our mission by promoting and hosting programs and activities, both educational and social, through movie series, guest speaker lectures, symposia, local community involvement, fundraisers, and events in honor of Africana history and culture throughout the year. Some key elements we want to pursue are political education and involvement, culture through art, music, and literature, and world, regional and local history.
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts