What careers can you pursue with a degree in Africana Studies?
The research, analysis and critical thinking skills students build by examining the historical and contemporary experiences of Africana women and men around the world gives them the ability to pursue careers in public policy, business, law, education, the arts and more. A truly interdisciplinary department, Africana Studies introduces students to perspectives by and about people of African descent that are not covered in other departments. The College of Wooster’s Independent Study requirement means that students graduate with mentored research on a topic they are passionate about, such as a comparative analysis of James Baldwin and Frank Ocean or an analysis of racial and economic inequalities in schools.
Africana Studies at The College of Wooster
For more than 40 years, Africana Studies has helped prepare Wooster graduates to succeed in a multicultural world. Africana Studies majors can choose courses within the department, along with select interdepartmental courses, on topics ranging from Black feminist thought, Black nationalism, the social construction of race, the Black religious experience, African American music, and Africana art, to the history of African Americans. The small-college atmosphere facilitates informal conversation between students, their peers, and faculty. Africana Studies can be a major or minor and can be a double major for those who want to pursue more than one area of inquiry.
Administrative Coordinator - Africana Studies, Archaeology, East Asian Studies, Middle Eastern & North African Studies, Religious Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, South Asian Studies, Urban Studies, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
A major in Africana Studies provides students with an Africa-centered perspective on the societies, history, politics, and culture of African descended people, with a special focus on the United States.
Africana Studies 100: Introduction to Africana Studies;
Four 200-level courses chosen from Africana Studies 200, 212, 213 (“W”), 231, 240, 242, 244, 245, 246, or 247;
One 300-level course chosen from Africana Studies 300, 301, or 302;
Three semesters of Independent Study: Africana Studies 401, 451, and 452;
Three electives taken from Africana Studies/or crosslisted interdepartmental courses.
The Independent Study requirement at Wooster provides an opportunity for students to pursue in depth a topic of their own choosing, with the one-on-one guidance of a faculty member. Africana Studies opens exciting avenues for student research in a wide variety of areas.
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A major in Africana Studies makes graduates attractive to graduate schools, companies, and other institutions that focus on diversity. It can lead to or support careers in a variety of areas, including law, education, public policy, and business.