African Studies



S. Fafunwa-Ndibe, W. Perry,Co-directors, Center for Africana Studies, (860-832-2816); F. Best, W. Brown Foster, J. Buxton, T. Darko, G. Emeagwali, P. English, K. Harris, M. Howell, S. Jones, P. Kyem, P. LeMaire, C. Marshall, A. Moemeka, E. Newman-Phillips, S. Odesina, P. Osei, S. Sogunro


Program Overview

The African studies program promotes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Africa through a range of programs, activities, and courses. Students are exposed to Africa, its environment, the people, and the various historical, social, political, cultural, and economic aspects of the continent. The program has established links with local, regional, and international educators and institutions worldwide. The program provides students with opportunities to study in institutions in Africa.


Major in African Studies, BA

Students wishing to construct a major program in African studies may do so using the framework provided by the BA in international studies. 


Minor in African Studies (18 credits)

HIST 375 History of Africa to 1800 3
HIST 376 History of Africa since 1800 3
PS 421 Government & Politics of Africa 3
PS 434 Government and Politics of the 
Middle East and North Africa 3
and 6 credits of electives as approved by the program coordinator


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