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ProgramAfrican Studies


African Studies


Liberal Arts &   Professional Studies




4 Years

Starting Month

Fall, Winter and   Summer

Available for

Full-Time and   Part-Time


Program Description:

Gain experience by participating in research at the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples.In the grasslands of East Africa lie clues to the origins of humankind. West Africa reveals the history of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the rich and flourishing empires that were contemporary with medieval Europe. Societies in North Africa have been shaped by the westward spread of Islam. In the continent's mineral-rich centre are national boundaries born of colonialism. From civil war in the Congo to "truth and reconciliation" in post-apartheid South Africa, modern Africa poses challenges and opportunities worthy of serious study.

African Studies is concerned with issues of social, political, economic and cultural development from pre-colonial Africa to the present day. A degree in African Studies will offer you the challenge of personal and political insight, and it will encourage you to grow intellectually beyond the confines of traditional academic learning.

From inspiring political leadership to poverty, health and economic development and major challenges associated with it, you’ll discover why Africa is a continent of great historical and contemporary global importance. Pursue your individual interests in Africa through a series of courses that offer a variety of approaches to the area in a number of different disciplines.

  • Examine      the African influence in the Americas through the rhythms of R&B,      reggae and jazz. Study present-day Africa through the hard-hitting news      media and through rigorous scholarship. From inspiring political      leadership to poverty, economic development and major challenges to      health, Africa is a continent of global importance.

  • The      program has an active student organization: the York University Black      Students Alliance (YUBSA). You have the opportunity to assist with such      events as the All-Africa Students Conference attended by students,      academics and diplomats from Africa, the Caribbean, Central America,      France, the United Kingdom and the United States.

  • The      Stephenson Scholarship in African Studies is awarded annually to continuing      undergraduate or graduate students pursuing an interest in African Studies      at York.

  • Study      with leading professors such as Paul Lovejoy, Canada Research Chair in      African Diaspora.

Admission Requirements:

Chinese High School


  • Senior      Secondary School Graduation Certificate

    • Successful       completion of the final year of Senior 3/Grade 12 level of student



  • Foreign Service

  • international development

  • policy-making

  • activism or program management.



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