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,
Africana 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
- Lecture Series
- Concerts, Plays, and other cultural activities
- Minor in Africana Studies
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.
The Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) are delighted to announce the 2020 Medgar and Myrlie Evers Research Scholars Program, designed to encourage and support research using the wealth of primary resources documenting the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi and the nation at the archives in Jackson.
This comprehensive scholarship of $4,000 will be awarded to an upper-level graduate student or early-career faculty member for research conducted at the Archives in summer 2020. The stipend may be used to cover travel, housing, and other expenses incurred while in Jackson.
Please visit the link below for an application and additional information. The deadline to receive applications is Friday, March 27, 2020, 5 p.m. CST.
Thanks for your interest and assistance. Please excuse any cross-posting. If you have any questions, email Laura Anne Heller email@example.com.
David M. Pilcher
Director, Archives and Records Services
Mississippi Department of Archives and History
African Art on Display
Beautiful authentic African art has been donated to the Africana Studies Program. The art can be viewed on Wednesdays, 11 A.M - 2:00 P.M. and Fridays, from 11:00 A.M.- 2:00 P.M. The Africana Studies Art Museum is located at ETSU in the Campus Central Building, room 213.
AFAM Courses Offered for Fall 2020
|Dept.||Course ID||Course Name||Professor||Room||Days||Time|
|AFAM||3989||Cooperative Education||Dorthy Drinkard-Hawkshawe||Rogers-Stout Hall 104||T TR||12:45pm- 2:05 pm|
|AFAM||4950||Senior Seminar||Dorthy Drinkard-Hawkshawe||Rogers-Stout Hall 104||TR||02:15 pm-03:35 pm|
|HIST||3720||History of Africa||Dorthy Drinkard-Hawkshawe||Rogers-Stout Hall 124||TR||09:45 am-11:05 am|
|HIST||3900||African American to 1877||Dorthy Drinkard-Hawkshawe||Rogers-Stout Hall 124||TR||08:15 am-09:35 am|
|GEOG||1012||Intro Cultural Geography||TBA||Online Course||Online||Online|
|ENGL||2055||African American Literature||TBA||Online Course||Online||Online|
|ENGL||4207||Lit of the South||Thomas Alan Holmes||Burleson Hall 302||TR||11:15am-12:45pm|
|MUSC||1035||History of Jazz||Michael Baggetta||Mathes Hall 107||TR||9:45am-11:45 am|
|PSCI||3060||Southern Politics||John David Briley||Rogers-Stout Hall 327||MWF||10:25 am-11:20 am|
|PSCI||4030||Black American Political Thought||Adam G Dickson||Rogers-Stout Hall 325||TR||4:00 pm-6:50 pm|
|SOWK||1030||Cultural Diversity||Jennifer R Geiger||Rogers‐Stout Hall||TR||9:00 am -10:20 am|
|SOWK||1030||Cultural Diversity||Deborah Ann Thibeault||Online Course||Online||Online|
|SOAA||3800||Religion, Society, & Culture||Adria Ryan McLaughlin||Online Course||Online||Online|
|SOCI||3110||Minorities||Kittye Karol Hirsch||Online Course||Online||Online|