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Department of African and African-American Studies

For advising information with a schedule of CDAD advising hours while the Department is working remotely, see theĀ Advising page.

From the Chair, Bertrade Ngo-Ngijol Banoum

Bertrade Ngo-Ngijol Banoum The Department of Africana Studies is in the School of Arts and Humanities with such departments as History, Music, Latin American, Latino, and Puerto Rican Studies, English, and Philosophy. Undergraduates can gain a major or a minor in Africana Studies, and/or combine a major with Early Childhood Education studies. Courses taken in Africana Studies can also fulfill the College's GEN. ED. distribution requirement in historical studies, comparative culture, the arts, or literature.

Africana Studies is a body of knowledge that records, describes, and analyzes the experience of Black people in all parts of the world, but especially in America, the Caribbean and Africa. Africana Studies appraises the past, examines the present, and seeks to shape the future. Moreover, Africana Studies offers an interdisciplinary major leading to a B.A. degree. The courses are grouped into five sequences: African-American, community and urban, Afro-Caribbean, African, and arts and languages. The Department also participates in the interdisciplinary programs in Latin American, Latino, and Puerto Rican Studies, Political Science, Sociology, History, Philosophy and Women's Studies. Read more about the department.