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New department of Africana Studies established

The University of Notre Dame has established a new Department of Africana Studies, effective July 1.The new department will replace the existing African and African-American Studies Program (AFAM) and will enhance the Universitys efforts to promote diversity and multiculturalism.

Housed in the humanities division of theCollegeofArtsand Letters, the Department of Africana Studies will offer an interdisciplinary curriculum in which undergraduates study the African-American experience; the histories, literatures, political systems, arts, economies and religions of the African continent; and the African diaspora – the global dispersion of people of African descent.…

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