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John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Africana Studies

Africana Studies at John Jay

Africana Studies Minor at John Jay College is described as:

Interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the historical and contemporary experiences of peoples of African heritage. By using themes such as culture, agency, struggle and justice, students will master multidisciplinary knowledge about Africa and the African diaspora, and will explore new ways of thinking about the cultures, philosophies, history and society of African peoples and their communities throughout the diaspora.

[Students will be exposed] to different ways of thinking about and communicating both the diversity and commonality of cultural, political, social, economic, and historical experiences. With a focus on African people throughout the diaspora (people of color) this minor increases students’ familiarity with themes of inequality and justice, and provides tools students can use to study and address historical and contemporary racial inequality. 

Students pursuing an Africana Studies minor may focus on Africa or the African Diaspora in the United States, the Americas or the Caribbean.  Course offerings are divided into broad interests: Justice, Humanities and Inequality, Africa, and Psychology and Identity.

This library guide will assist those researching the varied and diverse issues related to Africana Studies.  Use the tabs on the left to navigate through different facets of research.


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