Admission to the Africana Studies Program is suspended pending review of the curriculum, effective fall 2011.
3070 Moore Hall
Telephone: (269) 387-2668
Fax: (269) 387-2507
Africana Studies is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the past and present experiences of peoples of African descent. We engage in the critical study of the black Diasporic cultural traditions and race 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 to the study of black history and culture. 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.