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Why Africana Studies at URI?
A Welcoming Community
In our classes, lectures, performances, and other special events you will have the opportunity to interact and share ideas with students, faculty, and community members of all backgrounds. Participate in Africa Week each fall, and celebrate the diverse foods, music, culture, and history of Africa.
An Interdisciplinary Focus
The Africana Studies B.A. program draws on the arts, humanities, and social sciences, offering a wide range of courses that explore the history, culture, politics, and economics of people of African origin. The Africana Studies major complements a variety of other programs and many of our students elect to double major. An Africana Studies minor is also available.
Offering Global Opportunities
The design and content of the Africana Studies B.A. program, as well as the experiences offered by our Ghana and Cape Verde study abroad programs, prepare our students for a variety of global opportunities, such as work in humanitarian organizations, community development, and public service, among others.
There are many things that you can do with a major or minor in Africana Studies. Our Letter To Incoming Students shows some of the paths that past students have taken and the possibilities open to all in our program.
Student Spotlight: Shawn Antoine II