Africana Studies is a vibrant department with interdisciplinary partnerships across the University. Our courses focus on race, politics, theology, education and history related to the Africana world. Learn more and enroll in courses on InsideND

Recent Courses

  • Introduction to Africana Studies
  • The Black “Eye”: Narrative Fiction Writing
  • Women of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Youth Empowerment
  • African American History
  • Multiracial Politics in America
  • Landscapes of Urban Education
  • African Literature and the Moral Imagination

Students who are interested in the major or minor are strongly encouraged to take the Introduction to Africana Studies as soon as possible. We also have a number of courses that also fulfill university and college requirements and open to students from around the university. 

Globally Engaged Citizens

Notre Dame’s Globally Engaged Citizens program rewards the learning and experiences you are already engaging in — and will stand out on your resume and show employers and graduate schools that you’re prepared to be a global citizen.

Students in any college or school can earn the certificate by taking two classes and participating in cultural activities on and off campus. You may already be well on your way to meeting the requirements. 

Earn your Globally Engaged Citizens Certificate

Learn More

Contact our director of undergraduate studies, Professor Maria McKenna, at to make an appointment.