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2011-2012 Catalog 
2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Africana Studies (AFA)

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

Chair:  Guluma Gemeda 
Administrative Assistant: Judy Bedore

Professor Ernest N. Emenyonu; Associate Professor Guluma Gemeda; Assistant Professor Dauda Abubakar; Lecturers Patricia Emenyonu, George Moss, 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 include history, literature, political science, drama, sociology, and economics. 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.

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