Welcome to CSUDH's Africana Studies Department, “A Place Where Scholars, Thinkers, and Leaders are Nurtured”. Our academic programs offer students the opportunity to study the historical, literary, and contemporary realities of the African world experience.

Africana Studies

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2023 CSUDH Black History Month


We will of course continue to advise students as best we can. All students should seek advising at least once during the semester, especially those who anticipate graduating soon. The following information may help:
  • All Africana Studies Majors and Minors: Please contact Dr. Gammage (jgammage@csudh.edu) or Dr. Nicol (dnicol@csudh.edu) for advising. They can help with grad checks, course substitutions, and advise you on which classes to register for over email. Be sure to include “AFS Advising Request” in the subject heading of your email.
Dr. Donna Nicol, Africana Studies Department Chair