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Concentration in Africana Studies

Explore the impact of Africans and African culture around the world

In this new concentration, you will explore the lives of people of African ancestry both in Africa and around the world, but especially Sub-Saharan Africa, the United States and the Caribbean. In the process you’ll develop a cultural, historical, political, social and geographical awareness of the ways people of African descent have lived, worked and fought for self-definition. An examination of topics such as literary traditions, artistic production, cultural practices, education, religion, human rights, environmental degradation and renewal, democracy, revolution, and health in this interdisciplinary context are central to understanding the modern world.