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Africana Studies Minor

Timely, Interdisciplinary, and Multicultural

Interdisciplinary in nature and timely, the minor and individualized major in
Africana Studies explore the roles played by peoples of African descent in
constructing human civilization by analyzing their contributions in many
disciplines. These areas are art, music, history, literature, political science,
sociology, psychology, and others. You will meet great people, have a lot of fun,
and have a chance to make a real difference at UCM and beyond.

A Timely Subject

Be empowered!

Our program seeks to develop students who will teach, research, and understand the worldwide experiences of the peoples of African descent. We hope you will be inspired to achieve social and political change in the contemporary world. 

Study Abroad With Africana Studies

The Africana Studies program has been very active in providing study abroad opportunities for student. They have traveled to Jamaica on service learning trips many times. A study abroad to Tanzania, Africa is planned for the near future.

Highly Engaged Cultural Learning

The Africana Studies program is active on campus:
● Participating in campus events
● Bringing in national and regional speakers
● Traveling to regional conferences
● Immersing themselves in social justice causes

Africana Studies Club

Most Africana Studies majors and minors join and are active in the Africana Studies Club. The club holds regular meetings and chooses which campus
activities with which to engage. Field trips to regional locations like the Nelson Atkins Museum, the Black Archives of Mid-America, the 18 th and Vine Historic
District, the Negro Leagues Baseball Hall of Fame, and others are regular activities each year. Get involved!


Dr. Delia Gillis
Professor of Historyand Africana Studies Program Coordinator
Wood 110
Tel: (660) 543-4404


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