The Africana / Black studies minor focuses on the diaspora of African-descended people and cultures.
The sequencing of courses includes areas of study on the History of Africa, The African-American (USA and Canada) experience, both historically and in contemporary times, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Hispanic, and other cultures and descents of African peoples. The program offerings range across traditional fields of sociology, criminology, history, literature, political sciences, law, communications, and education.
Overall, the Africana/Black studies minor seeks to provide Niagara University studies with a multidisciplinary and comparative framework through which to explore African diaspora.
Generally, the minor is designed to introduce students to the history, culture and society, and political and economic conditions of Black people in Africa, the Americas, and elsewhere in the world; and to explore new approaches – perspectives, analyses and interdisciplinary techniques– appropriate to the study of the Black experience.
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
Dr. Michael Durfee