As a student in Africana Studies, you will explore the life, culture, history, politics, and religion of people of African and the African Diaspora. You will gain a cross-cultural understanding and regional differences of the African experience, along with a trans-national perspective on the life, history and culture of people of African descent in the United States, Latin America, Canada, the Caribbean Europe, and Africa. You’ll study global issues that impact African descended people including racial formation, institutional racism, African migration, and more.
These four courses lay the foundation for understanding Africana Studies.
Take nine credits in one of the geographical regions—Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, or North America.
The area concentration must include courses from at least 2 different School of Liberal Arts departments and at least 2 courses at the 300 level or higher.
For electives, select 12 additional credits from the Africana Studies Program and/or School of Liberal Arts courses.
“I was fortunate to study under the tutelage of Dr. Obioma Nnaemeka, Chancellor’s Professor of French, Women’s Studies and Africana Studies at IUPUI. Africana Studies has made a huge impact on me and my life. I didn’t know my history; I didn’t know who I was. I now am aware of the ongoing issues affecting the lives of people of color whether inflicted intentionally or passively. Africana Studies has opened my eyes to institutional racism, systematic oppression, and systematic disenfranchisement of not just people of color but even those with the inability to speak for themselves.” David majored in French with an Africana Studies minor. — David Ikenze Holman, BA ‘16
To help you guide your four-year college journey, consult your degree map for a snapshot of the classes you will take to finish your degree.
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