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The Africana Studies Program

East Tennessee State University

The Africana Studies Program

African American Leaders

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 Spring 2018

Dept. Course ID Course Name Professor Room Days Time
 AFAM 3989 Internship/Cooperative Education Drinkard-Hawkshawe TBA TBA TBA
AFAM 4950 Seminar Drinkard-Hawkshawe TBA TBA TBA
ENGL 4032-001 African Literature Michieka A014 203 TR 11:15 a.m.-12:35 p.m.
GEOG 1012-501 Introduction to Cultural Geography Jennings A012 202 MWF 10:25-11:20 a.m.
GEOG 1012-990 Introduction to Cultural Geography Jennings Online Online TBA
GEOG 4307-901 Regional Geography Gunter Online Online TBA
HIST 3067-001 Civil War Era Survey Nash A021 125 TR 9:45-11:05 a.m.
HIST 3720-001 History of Africa Drinkard-Hawkshawe A021 124 TR 9:45-11:05 a.m.
HIST 3735-001 The Modern Caribbean Rankin A021 229 TR 11:15 a.m.-12:35 p.m.
HIST 3901-001 African American History Since 1877 Drinkard-Hawkshawe A021 124 TR 8:15-9:35 a.m.
HIST 4267-001 The Constitution and Slavery Mayo-Bobee A021 120 TR 3:45-5:05 p.m.
HIST 4287-001 The Long Civil Rights Movement Carter Online Online TBA
MUSC 1035-001 History of Jazz Day A005 107 TR 9:45-11:05 a.m.
MUSC 1035-002 History of Jazz Day A003 112 TR 12:45-2:05 p.m.
SOCI 3110-904 Minorities Hirsch Online Online TBA
SOCI 4252-201 Race, Class, and Gender in Film Copp A021 224 T 4-6:50 p.m.
WMST 4957-001 Race, Gender, and Social Justice Grubbs A021 124 MW 1:40-3 p.m.
WMST 5957-001 Race, Gender, and Social Justice Grubbs A021 124 MW 1:40-3 p.m.
HDAL 2340-201 Understanding Cultural Diversity Novotny A008 207 T 4-7 p.m.
HDAL 2340-902 Understanding Cultural Diversity Brown Online Online TBA


Upcoming Event:

Charles Charlton, leader of the song-lecture held on Friday, February 23, 2018.

“Black Americans’ Contributions to United States Music and Culture”

A song-lecture by Charles Charlton

Date: Friday, February 23

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: Culp Center 271-J

Click Here for more information.

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