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The Africana Studies Concentration consists of six courses.

A concentrator's program normally begins with the introductory interdisciplinary course (offered annually), to be followed by five courses from the Africana Studies courses offered each year at the College. At least one of the remaining five courses must be Pan-African related (i.e., non-African American). Concentrators may take no more than three coursees from a single discipline and no more than two courses within his or her major.

Please click on the link below to see a list of the current semester courses.

Africana Studies Course List Spring 2018

The final authority on College and departmental policy, including faculty and course information, is the Course Catalog. Please consult the Catalog for more information.


NOTE: Students who wish to design a Major in Africana Studies may do so by applying through the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (CIS). 


Planning Your Program

Students are encouraged to work with their Concentration advisors to plan creative, individualized courses of study.  With prior written approval from the Africana Studies Director, students may use a wide array of curricular options — at Holy Cross or other academic institutions — to fulfill the requirements for the Concentration.

For example, students may arrange tutorials and academic internships at Holy Cross and enroll in courses at Worcester Consortium colleges. In addition, students have the option of applying for a semester's study at an historically Black college or university, such as Howard or Spelman. Students may also apply for junior year Study Abroad at universities in Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean.

Graduating seniors are eligible to submit work for the annual Carter G. Woodson Prize for outstanding scholarly or artistic achievement in Africana Studies.

All concentrators receive certificates indicating their successful completion of the Program and notification appears on their College transcripts.