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2023/2024 University Catalog 
    
2023/2024 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Africana Studies


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OFFICE: Arts and Letters 373
TELEPHONE: 619-594-6531
WEBSITE: http://africana.sdsu.edu

Faculty:

Chair: Alkebulan, Adisa A., Associate Professor of Africana Studies (B.A., Kent State University; M.A., Ph.D., Temple University)

Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty:

Toombs, Charles, Professor of Africana Studies (B.A., M.A., M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University)

Adé, Taharka (Trey Lipscomb), Assistant Professor of Africana Studies (B.A., Alabama State University; M.A., Ph.D., Temple University)

Alameen-Shavers, Antwanisha V., Associate Professor of Africana Studies (B.A., San Diego State University; M.A., The Ohio State University; Ph.D., Temple University)

Gomes da Silva, Daniela, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies (B.A., Universidade Metodista de Sao Paulo; M.A., Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Jayawardene, Sureshi M., Associate Professor of Africana Studies (B.A., Concordia College; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University)

Merritt, Anta W., Assistant Professor of Africana Studies (B.A., M.A., San Diego State University; Ph.D., Union Institute and University)

Perry, Charmane M., Assistant Professor of Africana Studies (B.A., Temple University; M.A., Syracuse University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Lecturers:
Emeritus:

Chambers, Norman E., Ph.D., 1972-2001, Professor of Africana Studies

Cornwell, JoAnne, Ph.D., 1984-2010, Associate Professor of French and Africana Studies

Kornweibel, Jr., Theodore, Ph.D., 1977-2001, Professor of Africana Studies

Weber, Shirley N., Ph.D., 1972-2010, Professor of Africana Studies

The Major

Africana Studies offers a broad, interdisciplinary program. The curriculum is designed to focus on a variety of subjects pertaining to the Africana experience. It is also concerned with strengthening links between black students and the black community, and developing frameworks for social change and the struggle for black dignity. It seeks, in short, to provide a total educational experience of the Africana culture. The courses offered in Africana studies are available to anyone who is interested.

The major provides excellent preparation for the fields of law, government, foreign service, business administration, research, consulting, librarianship, counseling, program development, program design, program analysis, urbanology, and writing, to name a few, as well as the more traditional Africana studies profession of teaching.

Advising

All College of Arts and Letters majors are urged to consult with their department adviser as soon as possible; they are required to meet with their department adviser within the first two semesters after declaration or change of major.

Programs

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