» Interdisciplinary Minor in Africana Studies

The Africana Studies minor is designed to examine the histories, cultures, societies, literatures, and arts of people of African descent, and their contributions to world civilization.

The curriculum takes a transnational approach to the study of the Black experience and places it in a comparative context of Africa and the African Diaspora. The goal of the interdisciplinary curriculum is to provide a personalized education of distinction through a range of core and elective courses that allow students to determine areas of emphasis.

With faculty advisement, students will select a tailored course of study that introduces them to the key themes, concepts, intellectual traditions, and political movements of Africana Studies, laying a strong foundation for practical application and social engagement through the critical interrogation of race, geography, and power.

Contact Us


Dr. Quaylan Allen: qallen@chapman.edu
Dr. Stephanie Takaragawa: takaraga@chapman.edu
Academic Advising Office (714) 744-7959 or your faculty advisor.