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Welcome to the African Studies Program!

The African Studies Program has long been recognized as one of the leading centers for the interdisciplinary study of Africa. We are committed to being one of the nation's leading programs for the interdisciplinary study of Africa. Our diverse research, teaching, and outreach activities promote greater understanding and appreciation of the continent and its people. We also promote the study of Africa in global perspective by cooperating with other area-studies programs, international centers, professional schools, and departments inside and outside Indiana University. All of our activities are conducted in accordance with our values stressing integrity, excellence, diversity, community, collaboration, and creativity.

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Upcoming Events ♦ Announcements

African language courses will have the AFRI prefix beginning Fall 2017

Please note that effective Fall 2017, all African Language courses will carry the AFRI prefix instead of LING. For example, Elementary Bamana I used to be indentified as LING-B 101 but will now be listed as AFRI-B 101. You can find all African Studies Program courses and cross listed courses here.

Small class sizes. Native speakers who are excited about teaching. Culture and history integrated into the courses. Time to Stand Out! Study an African language at Indiana University-Bloomington! Click on picture to view and download as a .pdf.