The program in African Studies aims to provide students with in-depth knowledge of the functioning of the states and societies that form the African continent.

The political and economic power of Africa is growing. The influence of the African continent in contemporary geopolitics is unavoidable. At the same time, Africa is undergoing profound demographic, social and environmental transformations, to name a few.

The African and Diaspora program provides an in-depth, nuanced, and critical education on the continent’s most important states, societies, and contemporary issues. The program integrates several disciplines, including political science, sociology, anthropology, history, economics, law, management and education.

At the end of their studies, students should be able to move away from perceptions of a homogeneous continent to instead better distinguish between the states, societies, and ethno-linguistic groups that compose it in all their richness and plurality.

Why choose the School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies

The School offers a distinctive and innovative approach to culture and society, in both French and English. In our teaching and research, we strive to follow both traditional and emerging intellectual approaches to inquiry. At the crossroads of North American and European traditions, the School offers a stimulating environment for students, faculty and guests.

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Minor in African Studies

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African Studies Option

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