Sep 24, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Africana Studies

Department Chair: Maulana Karenga

Department Office: Psychology Building (PSY), Room 306

Telephone / FAX: (562) 985‑4624 / (562) 985‑5599


Faculty: Keith Claybrook, LaRese Hubbard, Maulana Karenga, Khonsura Aaron Wilson

Undergraduate Advisor: Maulana Karenga

Administrative Support Coordinator: Chimbuko Tembo

Students desiring information should contact the department office for referral or the faculty advisor.

College: College of Liberal Arts  

Courses: AFRS  

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The discipline of Africana Studies focuses on the critical study of African Americans, Continental Africans, Afro- Caribbeans and Afro-Latinos, but also allows for study of African peoples in Asia and Europe. It emphasizes an interdisciplinary and multicultural approach to teaching.

The Africana Studies Department encourages students to take advantage of opportunities to do service learning and internships, and study abroad. The Department encourages and supports faculty/student collaboration in conferences, forums, field trips and joint research and writing projects.

The subspecialties of the disciplines of Africana Studies include: Africana theory and philosophy; Africana women’s studies; African American historical studies; and Continental African studies.


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      Africana Studies

      Note: General Education Category A must be completed prior to taking any upper-division course except upper-division language courses where students meet formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for advanced study.