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Africana Studies

About Africana Studies

The Africana Studies program has grown in recent years with new faculty and courses dealing with the study of Africa and its diasporas. The program brings to BYU a unique understanding of the histories and cultures of Africa—a continent of increasing importance in the world—and of pressing issues regarding race relations, international development, public health, the environment, gender, and identity throughout the globe.

As an interdisciplinary minor program, it offers a variety of classes, primarily in the humanities and social sciences. It also serves as a resource to the broader campus and community. Stimulating events with guest speakers and panel discussions address current issues and celebrate African and African diaspora contributions to the world.

The range of courses offered by a vibrant group of faculty complement many majors and distinguish students on the job market and in graduate school applications. Students may also pursue a variety of language study, study abroad, and internship opportunities.

*Consult with the Africana Studies Coordinator, Dr. Hadfield, to receive credit for the minor.

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Leslie A. Hadfield
Faculty Coordinator

Professor of History

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