346 David M. French Hall
Fax: (810) 766-6719
Chair: Guluma Gemeda
Administrative Assistant: Judy Bedore
Professor Ernest N. Emenyonu; Associate Professor Guluma Gemeda; Lecturers Patricia Emenyonu, George Moss, Douglas Mpondi, Carolyn Nur Wistrand, Kim Yarber.
Department Mission and Program Assessment
The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Michigan-Flint prepares students for the ever-demanding need to engage and function successfully in a diverse society. In addition to providing an understanding of the histories, experiences, and contributions of the peoples of Africa and the African Diaspora, the Department supports a well-rounded education in the tradition of the liberal arts and sciences and its range of course offerings extends into education, health, policy, management, sociology, political science, economics, literature, religion and drama. The Department of Africana Studies is a multi-disciplinary unit dedicated to the production of cultural workers, teachers, human resources people, public relations officers who would help transform communities into environments that are democratic, patrons of the arts, and economically sound. The spirit of inquiry and careful scholarship are the hallmarks of the Department’s approach to the various disciplines that comprise Africana Studies. The Department participates in the University-wide effort to assess its academic programs. Information on assessment plans, including goals, methods and outcomes is available at http://assessment.umflint.edu.
Programs in Africana Studies
Two concentration programs are offered, both leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree: the General Program in Africana Studies and the Honors Program in Africana Studies . A Minor in Africana Studies and an Africana Studies Certificate Program are also available.