International Area Studies - Area Studies Programs
International Area StudiesInternational Area Studies

Contact Information

Dr. Brian Sommers (undergraduate students)
Ebenezer D. Bassett Hall417-03 

Dr. Paul Petterson (graduate students)
Political Science
Ebenezer D. Bassett Hall 316-01 

African Studies

African Studies Program


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. 

Dr. Wangari Gichiru
Department of Educational Leadership & Instructional Technology
Clarence Carroll Hall 348
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
Phone: (860) 832-2574

Major in International Studies with a Concentration in African Studies - 39 Credits

Minor in African Studies - 18 Credits

Graduate (MS) in International Studies with a Specialization in African Studies - 30 Credits