Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

African Studies



S. Fafunwa-Ndibe, W. Perry,Co-directors, Center for Africana Studies, (860-832-2816), C. C. Mate-Kole, Coordinator, African Studies Program (860-832-3105); 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 375History of Africa to 18003
HIST 376History of Africa since 18003
PS 421Government & Politics of Africa3
PS 434Government and Politics of the 

Middle East and North Africa3
and 6 credits of electives as approved by the program coordinator


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