Africana Studies at W&L
Students interested in global history or politics, the Atlantic world, international law, international relations, world economics, African-American studies, comparative literature and Africa should consider this program.
Annually, the program brings noted speakers to campus, sponsors multiple student and faculty events, and supports university efforts to offer a more diverse and rich curriculum that accurately reflects and represents the cultural complexity of Africa and the African Diaspora.
Each student completing the minor in Africana Studies produces a senior capstone project. In this capstone, students pursue in-depth and detail a subject that particularly captivates them, usually something they have studied in one of their courses in the program.