African Studies

African Studies

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Students who pursue a minor in African studies will gain a deeper awareness of the cultures of Africa, its issues and its institutional systems. You'll be able to link the knowledge you gain in the minor's diverse classes to develop a clearer, more complete picture of life on the African continent. You can choose a study abroad program in South Africa or Ghana. You'll be a part of efforts to find new links to academic programs in Africa and of the expanding global education mission of the university.

Program Highlights

  • Courses cover African literature, geography, politics, economics and foreign policy as well as the characteristics and issues of ancient and modern Africa.
  • Africa Education Abroad opportunities are available as short-term or semester long programs.
  • Active student groups provide campus with unique insight into African culture and communities through programs such as Cultural Café and Africa Night.

Program Distinctions

  • 20-year collaboration with Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
  • More than 600 students, faculty and staff have worked and learned in South Africa.
  • Newly developed Education Abroad program in Ghana focuses on culture, education, tourism, development and the impact of globalization.

Student Organizations

Continuing Education

Major Minor Online Courses

University Facts & Stats

  • $106 million in scholarships loans and grants
  • 31% increase in Honors Program enrollment in fall 2013
  • 1 of 56 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award winners
  • 22 campus organizations address political and social concerns
  • Top 1% of the most affordable universities in Forbes' "America's Top Colleges" ranking

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