A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the peoples of the African Continent, usually with an emphasis on Africa south of the Sahara, and including the African diasporas overseas.
Is Area Studies the right major for you?
Take the MyMajors Quiz and find out if it fits one of your top recommended majors!
The required and elective courses you
would take for Area Studies majors vary considerably among institutions.
Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth
of topics you are likely to experience were you to major
in this field.