Black studies, or africana studies more broadly, is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach to studying and understanding the experiences of african people and african-descended people across the diaspora. The significant gap in literacy and reading between white students and students of color has roots in the income disparities between races statistics from reading is fundamental indicates that 50 percent of african-american, 47 percent of hispanic and 49 percent of american indian fourth graders score below the basic reading level. The africana studies program offers an interdisciplinary major, a minor in hip-hop cultures, and a variety of internships and study abroad opportunities. Afri 0090 an introduction to africana studies this course introduces students to the vibrant and contested field of africana studies by critically exploring and analyzing the links and disjunctures in the cultural, political, and intellectual practices and experiences of people of african descent throughout the african diaspora. Brenda marie osbey author and poet distinguished visiting professor of africana studies, brown university brave testimony: a celebration of. Students interested in the african diaspora, including the african american experience, studying the continent of africa, or africana people around the globe are welcome in africana studies. Join us in celebrating the dawn of our discipline and on the eve of 50th anniversary of the first department of black/africana studies on a four-year university campus.
Unlock new career and cultural opportunities earn a ba in africana studies at the university of northern colorado. Afas 101 introduction to africana studies 30 credits provides an overview of the experience, culture, and political practices of african descendants in. The intercollegiate department of africana studies offers a multidisciplinary curriculum that examines the experiences of people of the african diaspora. Africana studies undergraduate major the degree comprises 33 of 120 total credit hours, which utilizes africana studies program-specific as.
African american & africana studies (859) 257-2284 102 breckinridge hall lexington ky 40506-0056 [email protected] Looking for africana studies find out information about africana studies the complex of sciences which examine the economy, sociopolitical problems, history, law, development of social ideas, ethnography, languages, literature. The mission of the africana studies program is to understand and appreciate the integral yet distinct experiences of people of african heritage throughout the world. The africana studies program offers students insight into the historical, literary, and contemporary realities of the african world experience.
The faculty members of the africana studies program at bryn mawr college register opposition to reported statements of the president of the united states. Director: heather hathaway, phd students who pursue the major/minor in africana studies come from all racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
The center for africana studies pursues broad inquiry into the ideas and experiences of african peoples throughout the world its interdisciplinary approach is organized around three major sub-fields: studies in africa and the african diaspora, african-american studies, and urban studies. Africana studies (formerly african american and african studies) describe and analyze the origins and experiences of people of african descent wherever they live or.
Africana studies centers on people of african descent and their cultural heritage, to evolve a culturally diverse community/society locally/globally. Graduate admissions at stony brook university facilities the department of africana studies possesses in-house library facilities. Majoring in africana studies helps students develop international and national perspectives, gain a strong background in research. About the center the center for africana studies takes an interdisciplinary approach in its broad inquiry into the ideas and experiences of african peoples throughout the world. What is africana studies this course proposes an overview of the field of africana studies, emphasizing the historical and cultural connections between africa and its. Welcome to africana studies our department is dedicated to the interdisciplinary and comparative study of the peoples, cultures, and histories of. At williams college, africana studies is a thriving interdisciplinary academic program that critically and systematically examines the cultures, histories, and experiences of people of african descent globally, and that grounds students in their multiple ways of knowing.
2017 higginbotham lecture dr camille charles with ta-nehisi coates at the center for africana studies' hon a leon higginotham, jr lecture click here to view the lecture. The graduate field of africana studies at cornell university established the first phd program in africana studies in new york state in fall 2013. The intercollegiate department of africana studies offers a multidisciplinary curriculum that examines the experiences of african, african american, and caribbean people from the liberal arts perspective. Welcome to africana studies at bowling green state university, bowling green, ohio we offer a planned major or dual major for the bachelor of arts (ba) degree as well as a minor within the college of arts and sciences. The program in africana studies (aas) provides opportunities for students to learn about the experiences of people of african descent in north and south america, the caribbean and continental africa. Africana studies the department of africana studies at the university of south florida is a transdisciplinary academic unit that offers undergraduate and graduate courses on africa and peoples of african descent in the united. As an africana studies major you will explore the field’s central questions and debates in a transdisciplinary, cross-cultural department.