Students who major in Africana Studies are unified by a common desire to enlarge and enrich their intellectual horizons by learning about the artistic, economic, historical, literary, philosophical, political, sociological, scientific and theological contributions of people of African descent to the Americas, particularly the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America. 

Global perspective

Students will examine the experiences and contributions of people of African descent in the modern world through a wide variety of courses that range in geographic focus from the United States to Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Breadth and depth

The wide variety of courses and interdisciplinary approach from the humanities and social sciences to business and communication shapes student’s intellectual discipline, creativity and social and political awareness.

Africana experience

Students develop a multifaceted understanding of the Africana experience through courses that focus on African history, education, politics, philosophy, religion and race, preparing students for graduate studies as well as a wide variety of careers.

Some of the classes you'll take:

  • African History
  • Africana Literatures
  • Africana Philosophy
  • African-American History
  • African-American Social Thought
  • Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Studies in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

For a complete listing of required courses for the program in Africana Studies, please visit the Marquette University Online Bulletin at this link.