The Africana Studies Program of Villanova University was initiated in 1994 and is open to all students of the University. It offers a rich, deep, dense, innovative, and integrative interdisciplinary intellectual fare from most of the major disciplines of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and its Programs.
Africana Studies engages Africa and peoples of African descent wherever and whenever they might be found. Its fundamental premise is quite straightforward. Africa and its Diaspora are global phenomena. Their presence, intellectually, conceptually, and physical can be found throughout the world from the beginning of time to the present. That presence alone merits intellectual inquiry, and in our current age, the intellectual space that Africana Studies opens for us is nothing short of astounding for the "inquiring mind."