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

SOC 392

Quantitative Data Analysis

Deckard, Kaufman

The purpose of this class is to prepare you as a future producer and evaluator of high-quality quantitative research - whether as a social scientist, as a decision-maker in a corporate setting, or as a designer and…

AFR 223

Surveillance in Black Lit


The theme of surveillance is prevalent in Black literature and theories. Many Black artists, poets, political theorists, and literary writers have explored this theme in different ways. Surveillance in these literary and theoretical works takes on different meanings…

AFR 322

Caribbean Phil Freedom


This course explores the work of Caribbean philosophers who have produced some of the most influential thinking on the problem of human freedom. This owes to the fact that nearly 5 million enslaved Africans were taken to the…