The Africana Studies Major at Davidson

The Africana Studies major is dedicated to the critical examination of the experience of people of whole or partial African descent whether they are in Africa, the United States, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe or other places around the world.

The Africana Studies Department requires 10 courses for the completion of the major. We highly recommend that students begin their study with AFR 101.

Courses You Might Take

AFR 305

Major Thinkers:Robinson&Wynter


The course is designed to expose students to classical and foundational figures who have contributed to shaping major debates, theories, or methodological approaches to this interdisciplinary field. More broadly, the objective of the course is to enable students to gain competency in…

ANT 205



This course examines racism through socio-cultural perspectives on colonization, decolonization, global capitalism, and white supremacy. Drawing on anthropological approaches to systemic and institutional racism, this course helps students to understand how indigenous and marginalized people in various regions of the…

POL 182

Intro to Research Methods

Bersch, Ceka, Crowder-Meyer, O'Geen, Toska

The framework of social science analysis, and the use of statistics for studying political problems. Topics range from research design and hypothesis testing to correlation and multiple regression.

Satisfies the Mathematical and Quantitative Thought requirement.