Courses

At present, the Africana Studies Program consists of over 40 course offerings, which change from semester to semester.

Introductory Core Courses

The introductory core of the concentration is structured around eight courses which give coherence to the program of study:

COM 3207 - African American Rhetoric
ENG 2530 - Harlem Renaissance
ENG 2730 - Intro to African Lit I
ENG 2740 - Caribbean Lit
ENG 4500 - American Slave Narrative
HIS 2291 - African Amer His during Slaver
HIS 2292 - African Amer His since Emancip
HIS 4115 - Roots of African Culture
HIS 4120 - Emergence Modern Africa
PSC 2750 - Black Politics

Elective Courses

The student must take two courses from the introductory core. Each course must be from a different discipline. In addition to the six credit hours designated in the core, the concentrator will elect nine to fifteen credit hours, respectively from the following list:

AFR 5000 - Ind. Study Africana Studies
ECO 3127 - Econ Underdeveloped Area
EDU 3263 - Diversity and Inclusion
EDU 3265 - Global Racism in Schools
EDU 3266 - Civil War Exp in Education
ENG 2510 - Black Literature: Novel
ENG 2515 - Black Literature: Drama
ENG 2520 - Black Lit: Short Story
ENG 2731 - Intro to African Lit II
ENG 2735 - African Drama
ETH 3250 - Ethics & The Culture Wars
GIS 4751 - Cultural Studies
HIS 2181 - Civil War & Reconstruct
HIS 4130 - South Africa His Perspec
HIS 4195 - Topics African History
HIS 4997 - Topics in the History of Race
PJ 2800 - Race, Class, & Gender
PJ 4600 - Global Poverty & Justic

PJ 5100 - Discrimination, Justice & Law
PJ 5200 - Perspectives on US Poverty
PJ 5500 - Politics of Whiteness
PHI 2190 - Freedom
PSC 2775 - Pol Econ of Black America
PSC 4700 - Africa
PSC 5500 - Africa in World Politics
SOC 2950 - Perspectives on US Poverty
SOC 3600 - Race & Ethnic Relations
SOC 3700 - Urban Sociology
THL 3300 - Church: Unity & Diversity
THL 3740 - Liberation Theologies
THL 4600 - Global Poverty & Justice
THL 5150 - Introduction to Islam
THL 5170 - Islamic Philosophy & Theology
THL 5180 - Islamic Political Thought
THL 5700 - Black Religious Experience

 

About Africana Studies

The Africana Studies Program, established in 1994 at Villanova University, is open to all students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. This is not a degree program, but rather an opportunity for a Minor or Concentration in the area of Africana Studies.