African and African Diaspora Studies

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Degree Overview

African religion, language, and folklore—much of it preserved through centuries of slavery—affect everything from global economics to Christian theology. With a minor in Africa and African Diaspora studies, you'll bring a deep and nuanced understanding of these influences to any discipline.

You'll study the important stories of peoples who were torn from their societies and scattered across the globe by the slave trade. In small classes taught by expert professors, you'll explore the ways that Africans maintained their traditions and identities in Europe and the New World. You'll draw insight from disciplines as varied as geology, philosophy, and world languages. You'll earn a versatile minor that enhances any degree.

Program Distinctives

 
Study abroad - You'll study abroad in a place that has important ties to African history and culture. Calvin students have studied in Ghana, Kenya, Peru, Jamaica, and many other countries.
 
Two paths - Choose between two different areas of focus: Africa, or the African Diaspora.
 
Academically diverse - Eight different academic departments teach courses in this program—which means you'll get to draw insight from many different fields and subjects.

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