Welcome to Africana Studies


The Africana Studies program at the University of North Carolina Asheville offers an interdisciplinary curriculum leading to a Minor in Africana Studies.  The Africana Studies curriculum is designed to give students an understanding and appreciation of the complexities of Africana people from both a historical and contemporary perspective. The curriculum will provide students with an interdisciplinary foundation to the broad issues affecting Africans and peoples of African descent with the aim of providing a grounded knowledge and appreciation of their experiences.

The Africana Studies program is designed to complement the liberal arts mission of UNC Asheville. Students pursuing a Minor in Africana Studies will gain twenty-first century skills including critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.

The focus areas of the program include Africa, African America, and the African Caribbean.