Africana & Latin American Studies First Year Courses

Director: K. Page
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Africana and Latin American Studies (ALST) is an interdisciplinary program that studies the histories and cultures, both material and expressive, of the peoples of Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and of African American and Latinx communities in the United States. The ALST curriculum centers Black diaspora experiences, Indigenous articulations, and transhemispheric migrations–while engaging historical and on-going structures of racism and colonialism, and anti-colonial projects of resistance within these contexts. Underpinning our curriculum is the belief that Africans, African Americans, Latin Americans & Latinxs, and the peoples of the Caribbean share historical and political experiences, as well as relationships to Blackness and Indigeneity, that provide rich opportunities for interdisciplinary and comparative studies. 

Students pursuing a major or a minor in Africana and Latin American studies are encouraged to take advantage of the multiple program-sponsored study-abroad opportunities in Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America which give them first-hand lived experiences in those societies that considerably enhance their classroom knowledge.


Click the link below to view ALST courses available to the Class of 2026

Africana and Latin American Studies Courses