The broader mission of Africana Studies is to engage in research, teaching and public policy that serve the needs of Africa and the African Diaspora. Over the past 400 years, peoples of African descent have made seminal contributions to the evolution of western civilization.
The program offered by the Department of Africana Studies enables students to understand the experiences of the peoples of Africa and those of African descent to better understand themselves, their communities and their fellow human beings. Students of Africana Studies receive an education that prepares them as citizen-scholars for both graduate study and professional careers in law, law enforcement, and the administration of justice.
ZTC (Zero Textbook Cost) classes offered in the Department of Africana Studies: