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Why Pursue Africana Studies at Luther?

Move beyond your immediate interests and present knowledge into a larger world by pursuing Africana Studies. We make this part of Luther College’s mission real by expanding your knowledge and appreciation of the histories, literatures, and cultures of people of African descent.

Grasp what’s happening right now in American society and around the world when race becomes the center of conversation and conflict.

Advance your professional career with a global perspective, an appreciation of diversity, and strong skills in critical thinking and effective writing.

Why Pursue Africana Studies?

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Students having a discussion in the African-American History course, which is a survey of African-American history from the 15th century to the present. Eras and topics include the trans-Atlantic slave trade, slavery in the Americas, the Civil War and Emancipation, segregation, the Great Migration, the Great Depression and World War II, the modern black freedom struggle, and the post-civil rights era.
Acclaimed film director Charles Burnett posing for a group picture with students in the African American Influence on Popular Culture course.
Students partaking in a discussion outside for the the Criminal Justice in the United States course.
Students and Professor Richard Mtisi pose for a group picture during their meeting with Sir Ketumile Masire, who was the second President of Botswana from 1980 to 1998.
Students pose for a group picture in Maasailand, Kenya during a study abroad trip.

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