The African Studies Institute provides benefits to students, faculty and staff encompassing the humanities, social sciences, physical, biological and agricultural sciences, as well as those from our professional schools, such as business, education, law, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, public health and environmental design. We provide classroom and practical experience and thoughtful discourse to students, undergraduates and graduates. We engage in original, collaborative research among faculty, and we encourage and support outreach/service learning opportunities for all with respect to Africa. The Institute's core and affiliate faculty and staff members are housed in various departments of Franklin College and the University's colleges and schools of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Education, Environmental and Design, Forestry and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, Journalism and Mass Communication, Social Work, Business, and Public and International Affairs.
The African Studies Institute offers an undergraduate Certificate in African Studies and an undergraduate Minor in African Studies. In addition, the Institute supports the Minor in African Languages and Literatures in the department of Comparative Literature. The African Studies course offerings to maintain these programs have grown over the years and many are cross listed within thirteen departments across the University.Learn More