Africana Studies Minor
Contact: Vincent Lloyd, PhD, Director, Africana Studies Program
Location: St. Augustine Center 228
Villanova’s Africana Studies Program connects faculty, students, and community members interested in the academic study of Africa and the African diaspora. With 25 faculty affiliates, about 20 courses offered each semester, a robust calendar of public events, and a major and a minor, the Program has grown significantly since its founding in 1994. Whether the topic is politics in Africa, the literature of the Black diaspora in France, the history of the US civil rights movement, or Black theology, the Africana Studies Program encourages critical thinking, crossing disciplinary boundaries, and connecting academic work with lived reality. The Africana Studies Program pursues knowledge that has often been overlooked or undervalued as we strive to develop deeply inclusive community. Indeed, as an Augustinian Catholic university, Villanova is oriented to its core by the vision of an African diasporic faith leader.
MINOR (15 credits)
The Africana Studies program consists of 15 credits.
Students may combine three 1-credit IGR courses to count as one of the undesignated Africana courses.
Courses taken as a part of a study abroad program may also be counted toward completion of the requirements.