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African Studies

The African Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program that seeks to deepen your knowledge and understanding of the history and cultures of Africa and the African diaspora. The minor spans the humanities, the social sciences, and African and African-American literature.

Why Should You Minor in African Studies?

Although Africa faces enormous challenges in the new millennium — globalization, democratization, poverty, environmental degradation, AIDS, and conflict — the continent has frequently been neglected. Exploring some of these issues provides the opportunity to discover the diversity of ethnic, linguistic, religious, and social traditions that have informed the rich cultural heritage of contemporary Africa.

Gain a New Perspective

The university of San Francisco offers a wide variety of opportunities to study abroad in Africa.

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Candice Harrison

Candice Harrison

Associate Professor, History

An Inclusive Look at the Past

The mission of the university mirrored the mission of my own life — this idea of educating leaders to fashion a more just and humane world."

Candice Harrison

Associate Professor, History

African Studies, Minor