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.
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.