Learning Goals

Students who have completed a minor and/or combined major in African Studies are expected to:

1. Confront and move beyond their preconceptions about Africa, Africans and people of African descent.

2. Develop a complex understanding of the diverse cultural, social, political, economic, and environmental spaces that constitute contemporary Africa.

3. Understand historical processes that have shaped contemporary Africa and the active role that Africans have played in these processes.

4. Recognize the participation of Africa in all significant global systems and respect African contributions to knowledge and creativity.

5. Develop the ability to use an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Africa.