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The Africana Studies Program

East Tennessee State University

The Africana Studies Program

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Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary program, encompassing the study of the history of Africa and the African Diaspora. Its professors are involved in disciplines that include art, criminal justice, geography, history, literature, music, political science, and sociology.

African and African American Studies embraces the research, interpretation, and dissemination of knowledge related to African civilizations and peoples of African heritage.

Using the tools of the social sciences and humanities, the program examines the social, political, economic, and cultural issues of Africa and the African Diaspora, past and present.

Components of the Program:

  • Study Tours
  • Internships
  • Lecture Series
  • Concerts, Plays, and other cultural activities
  • Minor in African and African American Studies
  • Newsletters


The Africana Studies Program at ETSU is committed to promoting scholarship, public service, and intellectual growth.

The program is dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate courses in the social sciences and humanities. Also, part of its mission is to prepare students for careers in a variety of fields, such as education, law, journalism, administrative work, business, social work, museums, and politics.


AFAM Course Schedule for Fall 2018

Dept. Course ID Course Name Professor Room Days Time
 AFAM 3989-001 Internship/Cooperative Education Drinkard-Hawkshawe TBA TBA TBA
AFAM 4950-001 Seminar Drinkard-Hawkshawe TBA TBA TBA
CJCR 5005-201 Ethics & Social Justice Osborne A021 227 W 5:30-8:20 p.m.
ENGL 3400-001 Survey of African American Literature Holmes A014 301 TR 9:45-11:05 a.m.
GEOG 1012-501 Introduction to Cultural Geography Jennings A012 202 MWF 10:25-11:20 a.m.
GEOG 1012-502 Introduction to Cultural Geography Jennings A008 517 MWF 10:25-11:20 a.m.
GEOG 1012-531 Introduction to Cultural Geography Jennings KGPT 232 MWF 10:25-11:20 a.m.
GEOG 1012-990 Introduction to Cultural Geography Jennings Online MWF 10:25-11:20
GEOG 4307-901 Regional Geography Gunter Online TBA TBA
HIST 3720-001 History of Africa TBA A021 125 MWF 10:25-11:20 a.m.
HIST 3900-001 African American History to 1877 Drinkard-Hawkshawe A021 124 TR 9:45-11:05 a.m.
HIST 4287-001 African American History Since 1945 Carter A021 120 TR 11:15 a.m.-12:35 p.m.
MUSC 1035-001 History of Jazz Baggetta A005 107 TR 9:45-11:05 a.m.
MUSC 1035-002 History of Jazz Baggetta A003 112 TR 12:45-2:05 p.m.
PSCI 4030-201 Black American Political Thought Dickson A021 327 W 4-6:50 p.m.
SOCI 3110-904 Minorities Hirsch Online Online TBA


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