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With more than 90 dedicated African Studies faculty engaged in research and pedagogy in 36 departments and 10 nationally-ranked professional schools, you will find the faculty mentoring and areas of specialization you need to succeed. African Studies graduate courses are interdisciplinary and designed to prepare you for academe or a professional career, in the U.S., Africa, or anywhere else in the world. Our degree programs provide flexibility so that you can tailor your coursework to your interests and needs. Further, we offer pre-professionalization opportunities, including credits for graduate internships.

Featured courses

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AFRI-A650: Interdisciplinary Research Methods

This course is designed to provide a foundation for conducting research and applied work in, and on, Africa. We examine African Studies as an area of knowledge production with an emphasis on the historical, intellectual, and institutional contexts that have shaped the field over time.

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AFRI-A731: Seminar on Contemporary Africa

This annual seminar is taught by African Studies faculty on a rotating basis, on variable topics. Examples of recent seminar topics include: Biopolitics, Migration and Movement, NGOs and Civil Society in African Development, and Problems in African Art. The course brings in nationally and internationally recognized scholars and professionals as guest speakers.