Africana Studies is a liberal arts program offering both a major and a minor. This
program provides all students with the opportunity to study the history, culture
and lived experiences of people of African descent in the United States, Africa,
the Caribbean, and elsewhere; study the influence of Africa and people of African
descent on world and U.S. thought, culture, and politics; study the social construction
and consequences of race and racism; develop needed critical thinking skills to
address the often narrow and Eurocentric bias in the current knowledge base; and
examine their personal experiences, prejudices, and possible contributions in a
multi-racial, multi-cultural society.
Students who major or minor in Africana Studies
have the option of emphasizing African American Studies (including the Caribbean),
African Studies, or African and African Diaspora Studies. Admission to the Africana
Studies major or minor is open to all students who have been duly admitted to the
University of South Florida.
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