Africana Studies

Welcome to the Africana Studies Program of Virginia Tech!

Our Mission

The mission of the Africana Studies program at Virginia Tech is to critically assess present cultural and structural forces and the historical conditions that have given rise to the economic, legal, psychological, educational, social and moral status of people of African descent as well as Africans on the continent and throughout the Diaspora.  The Africana Studies curriculum privileges an interdisciplinary approach.  The curriculum is composed of courses in literature, history, sociology, political science, religion, and gender relations.

African Studies collage