KASC has 90+ core, affiliate, and research faculty members who use a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary prisms to interrogate Africa's place in the global milieu, producing scholarship that disseminates an enlightened view of Africa into the public consciousness while dismantling pervasive colonial and imperialistic depictions of Africa as a place lacking in agency and under the perpetual cloak of metaphorical darkness.
Why African Area Studies?
African area studies courses strive to advance knowledge and seek solutions to pressing questions related to the complex cultural, social, religious, and political dynamics at play in contemporary Africa. African area studies provides an environment for learning and working, where differences are valued and each person is supported and offered an equitable opportunity to achieve their academic and professional goals, so we believe that our courses promote multiculturalism on campus and in our community. KASC's symbiotic relationship with the department of African and African American Studies underscores KASC's commitment to promoting academic excellence and fostering an equitable learning environment. The AAAS department offers rigorous programs for those interested in African are studies:
The Department offers a B.A. (Bachelor of Arts), a B.G.S. (Bachelor of General Studies), a minor in African & African-American Studies, and a minor in African & African Diasporic Languages.
The Department of African and African-American Studies offers interdisciplinary substantive and language courses leading to the Master of Arts degree in two areas of concentration: (1) African, and (2) African-American studies.