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African Studies at Hofstra University

About the Program

A World To Discover
Africa, a place to discover, journey into the hearts and mind of a continent that will bring to you the magnificent splendors of neglected civilizations, cultures, and existence. Immerse yourself with an expedition that will not only broaden your horizon, but diversify your thinking. With small class size, personal attention from exceptional faculty devoted to teaching, Hofstra University African Studies program will guide you in a journey of understanding. The University emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Africa, where students learn about history, geography, language, politics, economics, and the cultural experience of the African people.

This study is an essential part of academic diversity because it helps in reshaping, reconceptualizing, and remolding traditional approaches to the study of the African continent. The program came to existence as a result of the need to have better understanding of the global arena, its processes and key institutions that are critical in appreciating the multicultural and multilingual geosphere called Earth. Although particular attention will be paid to continental Africa, students will have the opportunity to explore identities, cultures, literature, politics, and socio-economic issues of black peoples in the Americas as well as in Europe.

African Studies Program
135 Hofstra University
Hempstead New York 11549-1350
Phone: (516) 463-7124