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Africana Studies

Africana Studies at the University of South Florida is a transdisciplinary academic unit that offers undergraduate and graduate courses on Africa and peoples of African descent in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. Given our distinctive commitment to the study of Africa and the global Black Diaspora, USF's Department of Africana Studies is a leader in providing instruction on the foundations of Africana Studies in Florida and a participant in shaping the themes and topics that define our transdisciplinary field in the United States and the world.

Founded in 1969, USF's Africana Studies major is solidly grounded in rich, multidimensional African and African American intellectual traditions. Students have the options of pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies, a Minor in Africana Studies and a Certificate in Africana Literatures. Africana Studies faculty members are nationally recognized scholars who provide a strong intellectual foundation for our students while also preparing them for careers in a broad range of professions including Law, Social and Community Development, Media Relations, Cultural Studies instructors, Travel and Tourism guides. The Africana Studies curriculum facilitates the development of critical thinking skills while also challenging students to explore new ideas, seek new connections and become actively engaged in the global community.

Africana Studies Major Requirements

Africana Studies Minor Requirements

Declaring a Major or Minor

Certificate in Africana Literature

Institute on Black Life

AFA Internships

Advising Information

Departmental Academic Advisor
Pamela Anderson

To schedule an advising appointment please use one of the following links:
USF Students:
Non-USF Students:

SIGS SOC Office: SOC 352 / 974-2384 / Fax: 974-0832
SIGS FAO Office: FAO 270 / 974-2427 / Fax: 909-9931
SIGS Advisors: SOC 373 / 974-2384 / Fax: 974-0832