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African & African Diaspora Studies

Academics / Departments & Programs / African and African Diaspora Studies

Explore a story of oppression and perseverence that is still being told.

Study the experience of peoples who were enslaved and scattered around the globe—and learn how the consequences shape our culture to this day.

You'll trace the threads of African history through religion, language, economics, and more, learning from expert professors in a wide range of fields. You'll even take your studies abroad through an off-campus program in Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East, or another place with deep connections to African history.

Whatever career you pursue—from business to art to healthcare—you'll bring to it a deep and nuanced understanding of how it is shaped by African history.

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