Welcome to the African Studies Program at The Pennsylvania State University. At this site, you will find information about our faculty, programs of study, course offerings, and news about the changes within the Program and its curriculum. African Studies is home to a diverse and very active Faculty who teach, conduct research, and publish in the areas of African history, politics, culture, economics, geography, linguistics, and health. Examples of the achievements of both the faculty and staff can be found in this website. Let us introduce you at this welcome page to our exciting African Studies curriculum, which covers an undergraduate BA (major and minor) and a new dual-title doctoral degree (to start in Fall 2012). The interdisciplinary strength of our distinguished core faculty makes it possible for us to offer a suite of thought-provoking undergraduate courses on a regular basis, together with new graduate seminars (when that program becomes operative).
Remember, the new Dual-Title Doctoral Degree in African Studies will be implemented soon (check our News section for regular updates). The degree will be awarded to students who are admitted to a primary doctoral program and admitted subsequently into the dual-title degree in African Studies. At present, the African Studies Program has three partnering departments for the dual-title degree: Political Science, Geography, and Comparative Literature.