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The Department of African Cultural Studies provides research and teaching in the languages and expressive cultures of Africa and Africans around the world. This includes work on both graduate and undergraduate levels, and emphasizes the development and application of analytical, linguistic, and methodological tools that enables students to work effectively and imaginatively across regions, languages, cultural forms, methodologies, and disciplines.


Get to know our faculty, staff, and students


Undergraduate Program

Learn African languages and cultures

Undergraduate Program

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Student Portfolios

See our language students’ final projects

Student Portfolios


Tue 25

First Day of Spring Classes

January 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mar 14

Spring Break

March 14 @ 8:00 am - March 18 @ 5:00 pm
May 06

African Languages Film Festival

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm