African Studies Programs

  • African Studies at Penn
      The African Studies Center at Penn is an interdisciplinary program that offers undergraduate students an opportunity to explore the historic and cultural diversity of sub-Saharan African peoples. The African Studies Center is a member of a consortium that includes Haverford, Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore Colleges. Students may take courses for credit at any consortiu
  • African Studies Center at Michigan State University
      The African Studies Center at Michigan State University coordinates teaching, research, and public service programs related to Africa throughout the university. A wide variety of courses on Africa are taught in various disciplines in the humanities, s ocial sciences, natural sciences, and professional fields.
  • Brussels Centre for African Studies
      The Brussels Centre for African Studies (BCAS) is an interdisciplinary research centre. The Centre is a collaboration between scolars from two Brussels universities, ULB and VUB.
  • The James S. Coleman African Studies Center at UCLA
      The African Studies Center at UCLA was established in 1959 to further stimulate the growing national interest in the region and to develop outreach, academic, and research programs on Afric. In 1989, the Center was renamed to honor its founder James S . Coleman, whose pioneering scholarship marks him as one of the architects of African Area Studies in the United States.
  • The Center for African Studies at Berkeley
      The Center was established in 1979 as an interdisciplinary research center to support basic research and training of scholars. The Center provides opportunities for students majoring in traditionally defined fields to develop a comprehensive interdisc iplinary program in African Studies.
  • African Studies Resource Center, U. of Kansas
      The African Studies Resource Center represents the African Studies Council of more than thirty Africanists across the University of Kansas. It is one of several area studies centers that reports to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and works with the Graduate School and Office of International Programs.
  • Department of African Languages and Cultures (DALC)
      The Institute of oriental Studies at the University of Warsaw was established in 1922. However, both the research and teaching on Africa did not developed until 1950. The program of studies included courses in Hebrew and Ethiopian Studies such as lang uages, history and history of literature.
  • The African Studies Program at Ohio University
      The African Studies Program at Ohio University, designated a Title VI National Resource Center for Africa, provides students, scholars and members of the broader community opportunities to develop their understanding of this important world region. Facilities for research and language instruction, as well as formal degree studies are available through the program. Students may earn a Master of Arts in International Affairs (MAIA) degree with a major in African Studies through the Center for International Studies.
  • The Ohio State University, Department of African-American and African Studies.

      The primary mission of the African-American and African Studies Department is to stimulate teaching and research about the Black experience in the U.S., Africa and throughout the African Diaspora, and to encourage students and others to assess various str ategies for advancing human progress through the examination of the worldwide struggle for Black freedom.
  • Historically Black Schools, Colleges, and Universities
      Guide to the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the United States with detailed information on all the recognized HBCUs. Contains enrollment figures, tuition costs, student body figures, scholarship availability, financial aid information, on-campus housing, and degree programs offered.
  • The Institute of Asian and African Studies
      The Institute of Asian and African Studies (till 1972 - the Institute of Oriental Languages) founded in 1956, is the leading Russian centre for Oriental studies. Many of the faculty are well known for their fundamental studies, text-books and dictiona ries, for their translations of Japanese, Chinese, Sanskrit, Arabic, Hindi, Persian and other Oriental and African texts of fiction.
  • Institute of African Linguistics
    • The Institute of African Linguistics is part of Goethe-Universität (Germany)

  • International African Institute: UK

      The IAI's principle aim is "to promote the education of the public in the study of Africa and its languages and cultures". To this end, its activities range from supporting seminars and other means of disseminating knowledge within and about Africa, to a range of publications, which include an international journal, monographs by distinguished authorities on aspects of African society and peoples, and edited volumes.
  • National Consortium for Study in Africa
      In September 1994, the 15 U.S. National Resource Centers for African Language and Area Studies formed The National Consortium for Study in Africa (NCSA) with support from the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE). This new conso rtium seeks to improve the cross-cultural learning of students and faculty in the U.S. through study in Africa.
  • The Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala, Sweden
      Nordiska Afrikainstitutet (NAI) is an independent institution, responsible to the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The Institute encourages and conducts scientific research and studies on Africa in the Nordic countries and promotes cooperation between African and Nordic researchers. It is a documentation centre for African research and disseminates information about contemporary African affairs.
  • Program of African Studies, Northwestern University
      In 1948, Melville J. Herskovits convened Northwestern's Program of African Studies (PAS). The first center of its kind in Over nearly half a century, scholars associated with the Program have produced vital and innovative scholarship and trained over three hundred Africanists through the doctorate.
  • African Studies Center at Boston University
      The African Studies Center at Boston University, established in 1953, was one of the first graduate programs in the United States to offer a multidisciplinary African Studies curriculum.
  • African Studies UW-Madison
      The African Studies Outreach Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has constructed this World Wide Web server with the Educator and the general Africanist in mind.
  • African Studies at Central Connecticut State University
      The African Studies Program is a part of the Central Connecticut State University International Area Studies Program.
  • African Studies Subject Alcove (Dan Reboussin)
      This is the African Studies "subject alcove" of the University of Florida Libraries' Gator Pond.
  • African Studies Resources at Princeton

      These resources are provided by the University of Princeton African Web Site, it includes a compehensive archive on Africa-related resources.
  • Berkeley-Stanford Joint Center for African Studies
      On May 18, 1991 the Stanford Committee on African Studies (CAS) voted to offer a certificate in African Studies to undergraduates fulfilling the requirements which were set following consultation with the Director of the Program in African and Afro-American Studies and the directors of other area studies programs at Stanford.
  • Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan- Ann Arbor
      The Center for Afroamerican and African Studies was established in 1970 in response to African American students who wanted to bring a richer representation of the Black experience into the University of Michigans curricular offerings. The Center's multi-disciplinary and inter-departmental programs utilize historical, sociological, cultural, psychological, economic, and political approaches to the comparative study of people of African descent living in Africa and the Americas.
  • Columbia University, Institute of African Studies, School of International & Public Affairs
      The Institute of African Studies, one of eight regional institutes at Columbia University's School of International Affairs, provides a special forum for students, faculty and others with an interest in the multitude of issues facing the African cont inent.
  • Indiana University- African Studies Program
      The Indiana University African Studies Program was founded in 1961 by the late J. Gus Liebenow and has, over the past three decades, been recognized as one of the nation's leading language and area studies centers for the interdisciplinary study of Africa.
  • Committee on African Studies, Harvard U.
      The Harvard University Committee on African Studies is an interdisciplinary group of scholars appointed by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences to coordinate teaching and research and advance knowledge and understanding of Africa within Harvard. The Committee offers an Undergraduate Honors Certificate in African Studies for Harvard students.
  • Harvard African Studies
      The Harvard University Committee on African Studies is an interdisciplinary group of scholars appointed by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences to coordinate teaching and research and advance knowledge and understanding of Africa within Harvar d.
  • African Studies Department at Howard University

      The Department of African Studies offers graduate programs leading to the Masters of Arts and Doctors of Philosophy degrees. The master's program consists of a two-year professional program, while the Ph.D program is research oriented. The department offe rs students both historical and current perspectives on the socio-economic, cultural, technological, and political developments of Africa. T
  • Kyoto: Center for African Area Studies
      The Center for African Area Studies of Kyoto University was created in 1986 as the only academic research institution in Japan devoted to African Studies.
  • The Center for African Studies, UIUC
      The work of the African Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is diverse.On campus it promotes teaching and research about Africa; off campus it offers community and educational groups a variety of teaching, curriculum development, and informational resources relating to the African continent.
  • Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
      Nordiska Afrikainstitutet (NAI) is an Independent institution, responsible to the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The Institute encourages and conducts scientific research and studies on Africa in the Nordic countries and promotes cooperation be tween African and Nordic researchers.
  • School of Oriental and African Studies
      SOAS (The School of Oriental and African Studies) is part of the Federal University of London and all of its degree courses are University of London programmes. It is Europe's leading centre for the study of Asia and Africa and is located in Bloomsbury in the heart of London and is just two or three minutes from the British Museum.
  • The Swiss Society of African Studies

      The Swiss Society of African Studies was founded in 1974. It promotes research on Africa in the context of specific disciplines and encourages pluridisciplinary exchanges. The main focus is in the social sciences.
  • University of Florida: Center for African Studies
      We wish to acquaint you with various apects of our program and provide you with access to valuable resources on the University of Florida campus, at other American universities, and at a variety of Internet sites throughout the world. Information can be o btained by entering our Directory Page.
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