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 225

Race,Gender,Sexuality inHipHop


Hip Hop may be one of the largest cultural movements the world has ever experienced - a cultural movement that has influenced everything from the music to which we listen, the clothes with which we adorn ourselves and…

ANT 371

Ethnographic Writing


Approaches to ethnographic and ethnohistorical research and analysis in cultural anthropology. Examination of selected studies that demonstrate a variety of approaches to the study of single cultures and to cross-cultural comparisons. Students design and complete research projects. With…

ENG 384

When Whites Write Black



This course examines literary texts with prominent Black characters, written by 20th century American and South African Caucasian writers. Analyses will be focused on characterization of people and cultural images which might shed insight upon the sensibilities…