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The minor in Africana studies offers students an interdisciplinary perspective on the historic and contemporary experiences of African and African-descended peoples worldwide. Its broad liberal arts curriculum integrates the arts, social-cultural and political-economic study of African peoples and examines the centrality of "Africa" in understanding the contemporary world.

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  • Students will gain an understanding and appreciation of the contributions Africa and peoples of African descent have made to the arts, sciences and humanities.
  • Students will develop the ability to think, write and speak analytically by learning to critically analyze mainstream cultural norms and values from an African-centered perspective.
  • Students will gain a greater appreciation for ethnic and cultural diversity by studying the global dimension of the African experience.
  • Students will learn the interdisciplinary nature of knowledge creation.
  • Through experiential learning, by engaging students in various site visits and excursions outside of the classroom, students will learn firsthand about many of the social institutions and cultural forms they are studying.

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