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Exploration of issues of race differences, identity and subject formation.

In a world that continues to struggle with issues of race in all four corners, a multidisciplinary approach to the shifting historical, cultural, social and political meanings of blackness is needed more than ever.

As an Africana studies student, you will seek to understand the collective experience of black people in today’s world with a focus on the Diasporan societies, cultures and people of the United States, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. You will learn to challenge traditional ways of thinking about difference, gain a critical consciousness of the roles people of color play in global relations, and through your understanding, enhance your engagement with contemporary social, cultural and political issues. In your exploration, discover your passion and purpose and how you might lead to make a change.

Sample Courses

  • Introduction to Africana Studies
  • Sociology and Hip Hop
  • Harlem Renassiance
  • American Government
  • Race, Power and Privilege
  • Caribbean Religion and Cultures
  • Jazz History
  • History of the Black Atlantic 

Career Options

  • Graduate Programs
  • Government Agencies
  • Social Work
  • Teaching
  • Business
  • Law 

Become an agent of change.

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