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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Africana Studies (AFA)

346 David M. French Hall
(810) 762-3353
Fax: (810) 766-6719

Social Sciences and Humanities Department Chair:  Dauda Abubakar
Africana Studies Professional Advisor:  Taylor Ryan

Administrative Support Staff
260 French Hall
Public Relations & Advising:  TBD
Personnel & Course Scheduling:  Suzanne Shivnen
Budget & Finances:  Karri Spoelstra

Associate Professors Guluma Gemeda, Dauda Abubakar; Lecturers Christian Vannier, Carolyn Nur Wistrand

Mission and Assessment
The Africana Studies programs at the University of Michigan-Flint prepare students for the ever-demanding need to engage and function successfully in a diverse society. It is a multi- and inter-disciplinary field that provides a well-rounded education in the tradition of the liberal arts and sciences. A degree in Africana Studies will deepen students’ knowledge of Africa and the African Diaspora, and their understanding of the histories, experiences and contributions of the peoples of Africa and people of African descent. The range of Africana Studies course offerings includes history, literature, political science, drama, sociology and economics.  The programs participate in a University-wide effort to assess student learning.  Information on assessment plans, including goals, methods and outcomes is available at http://assessment.umflint.edu.


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