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The Africana Studies program offers an accredited interdisciplinary major in Africana Studies with concentrations in African, African-American, or Africana, and interdisciplinary minors in African, African-American, and Africana studies. The aim of the program is to provide students with a broad, interdiciplinary understanding of the culture and history of the peoples of Africa and of African descent. This understanding comes through the acquisition of different perspectives: historical, anthropological, cross-cultural, contemporary and artistic or literary.

All students are encouraged to share their enthusiasm and background in campus activities, with groups such as the Latin American Organization, International Students Club, the Pan-African Latin Organization, and Sankofa, the Black Student Union. Students are encouraged to go on the Senegal program as well.

Come meet with one of our faculty and sit in on a class. We would be happy to see you. The Admissions staff will gladly make the arrangements.


At HWS, students have the freedom to study at any of our Global Education destinations.

The featured abroad programs are recommended by Africana Studies based on content of the curricula.