Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that examines the culture and experiences of African people and those who make up the African Diaspora throughout the world. Relevant courses come from a variety of disciplines including literature, history, sociology, economics, politics, art and music.
True to its liberal arts tradition, Washington and Lee boasts many robust interdisciplinary programs. Williams School students take many courses in these programs and often minor in areas like environmental studies and poverty and human capability studies. Williams School faculty are also heavily involved in interdisciplinary programs across campus, teaching courses and serving as directors.