Exploring the experiences of people of African descent in the African Diaspora, including the United States, Africa, Caribbean, Latin America, and Europe.

African-American/Africana Studies (AAAS) students are curious, innovative thinkers. They strive to learn how the lives, voices and perspectives of black people have shaped the world and have been shaped by it.  Historical periods, contemporary movements, community values, cultural expression, geopolitical issues  –these and other subjects unfold through courses in this interdisciplinary program.  

Coursework has motivated others to study in Africa or to pursue careers in urban education and youth mentorship. Some AAAS students have worked with faculty to conduct and write important research.

October 22nd, 2019

  • Oct 22 2019 4:30pm
    The Pfahler Hall tower Race and the University:Leaning Forward, Looking Back
    Pfahler Hall, Musser Auditorium

    A round-table discussion exploring the historical foundations of race and institutionalized racism that under-girded white Euro-Americans’ ideas regarding education, science, and non-white individuals’ capabilities. It will place these historical foundations in dialogue with present-day experiences and structural racism, and it will offer an opportunity for Ursinus community members to consider themselves and this institution as part of a broader history.