1005 Moore Hall
Telephone: (269) 387-2753
Fax: (269) 387-3972
Africana Studies is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the past and present culture and experiences of peoples of African descent. We engage in the critical study of the black Diasporic cultural traditions, conditions, race and ethnic relations in Africa, the Caribbean basin, and especially North America, taking seriously the essential, organic role black peoples and their cultures have played in shaping the societies in which they live.
Africana Studies emphasizes both an interdisciplinary approach and a global perspective in the study of history and culture of peoples of African descent. We ask students to draw on a wide range of disciplines to fulfill their concentration requirements, including literature, history, sociology, economics, anthropology, music, drama, film, and the visual arts.