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Africana Studies

Minor in Africana Studies 

Diversify yourself with Africana studies minor at the University of Mount Union. The interdisciplinary program is devoted to the historical, cultural, social, and political legacies as well as the subjective consequences of the dispersal of African peoples around the globe. You will learn through focused and critical study of the people, cultures, and institutions of Africa and the African diaspora including the impact of slavery and colonialism as well as attitudes about race and ethnicity, offering you a multifaceted perspective on problems confronting a modern multiracial, multiethnic world.  

About the Program

The program provides Mount Union students with exposure to the experiences – historical and contemporary – of black people(s) while teaching the analytical tools and skills necessary for rigorous and culturally sensitive analyses of those experiences. 

Africana Studies Quick Facts

  • Committed faculty prepare students with the essential analytical and communication skills necessary for the modern professions as well as graduate and post-graduate study. 
  • Study abroad, service-learning trips and independent and collaborative research opportunities are available to students. 
  • Fulfill integrative core curriculum requirements with many of the Africa studies courses. 

  • Curriculum

    Africana Studies Curriculum

    The courses within the program well with a wide range of majors across the University.  Courses are also taught by well-rounded and committed faculty who also teach in other departments, giving you knowledge from many areas. 

    Review the Undergraduate Catalog to learn more. 

  • Careers


    With a minor in Africana studies at the University of Mount Union, you’ll explore the political, historical, cultural, literary, spiritual, and social impact of people of African descent on American society and the world. Such multicultural knowledge can complement any career and prepare you for success after graduation. Some common career fields that an Africana studies minor complements will include: 

    Social and human services 
    Government service and law  
    Business and industry