2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog

Africana Studies Program

Coordinator: George H. Junne, Jr., Ph.D.

Location: Candelaria 0140

Telephone: 970.351.2685

Faculty: Travis D. Boyce, Ph.D.; Hermon George, Jr., Ph.D.; George H. Junne, Jr., Ph.D.

Course(s) Offered (Prefix):

Program(s) Offered:

Africana Studies B.A.

Secondary Teaching Emphasis

Africana Studies Minor

The Africana Studies program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that promotes the critical study and the dissemination of knowledge about the history, culture, philosophy, economy and political experience of people of African descent around the world. The curriculum is based on the assumption that there exists a substantive, intrinsically valuable body of knowledge that expresses the Black/African experience which has shaped and continues to influence human growth and development.

As an academic discipline, the Africana Studies curriculum is divided into two foci: social and behavioral studies and cultural studies. Coursework in the social and behavioral studies focus includes such topics as history of African-descended people, nationalism, gender, cultural heritage, effects of racism and the social scientific study of Black/African-related communities. The cultural studies focus emphasizes literature by authors of African descent, music, religion, gender, identity and the family.