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African Studies Concentration

College of Liberal Arts, Office of Student Services
(585) 475-2444, libarts@rit.edu

The African studies concentration provides students with a broad understanding of the African people and their histories, societies, and cultures from pre-colonial times to the post-colonial period and the contemporary neo-liberal era. The concentration allows students to critically analyze the social worlds of Africa and reverberations for the African Diaspora by examining cultures, societies, and histories from multiple perspectives and by analyzing changing and competing interpretations of issues, events, and political issues in African societies.

ElectivesChoose three of the following:
0510-486 Globalizing Africa
0510-487 African Popular Cultures
0510-460 Genocide and Post-Conflict Justice
0515-482 African American Culture
0524-420 Introduction to African Studies
0524-421 African Slave Trade