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.


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Department of Educational Leadership & Instructional Technology
Clarence Carroll Hall 348
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
Phone: 860.832.2617

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

Undergraduate Student Contact Information

Brian Sommers
Professor, Department Chair
Geography, Anthropology, & Tourism
International Studies
Ebenezer D. Bassett Hall

Graduate Student Contact Information

Paul Petterson
Political Science
International Studies
Ebenezer D. Bassett Hall