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 224

Slavery,Univ.&Complex Legacies

Fall 2020: "Readings on Slavery, Universities and Complex Legacies."   
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Spring 2021 "Readings on African American Memory"
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DAN 284

Dancing Diaspora


Black Dance Matters. Drawing on scholarship about performance in the African diaspora, this course examines how Black aesthetics, cultural identities, and political movements have shaped-and been shaped by-performance culture in the United States. Exploring entertainment and concert dance…

LAS 120

Afro-Latin America


From Mexico to Brazil and beyond, Africans and people of African descent have fought in wars of independence, forged mixed race national identities, and contributed politically and culturally to the making of the Americas.  Even though Latin America…