Africana Studies Program

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The Africana Studies Program at Rhode Island College is one of the oldest Black studies programs in New England. We offer a transdisciplinary curriculum in the arts, humanities and social/behavioral sciences.

Contact Information
Program Director

Sadhana Bery
sbery@ric.edu


Joyce Landi
Higher Education Administration Assistant I

Africana studies offers cross-cultural courses on sociological, historical, political, literary, religious and artistic themes. You will gain both a historical and contemporary understanding of the experiences, traditions and dynamics of people of African descent throughout the world. By extension, you are also prompted to rethink not only what you know about people of African descent but all of humankind. Africana studies is an ideal field of study for students who aspire to careers in academia, education, law, public policy and social work.​​​

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Rhode Island College is an exclusive member of the Common Application. All students applying for undergraduate admission must complete the Common Application. This includes freshmen, second degree students, re-admits and international applicants.

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