The Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies (IDAS) offers a multidisciplinary curriculum that examines the experiences of African, African American, and Caribbean people from the liberal arts perspective. Faculty members from all undergraduate colleges are members of the faculty of IDAS. Other faculty members may also teach Africana studies courses.
The Africana Studies curriculum helps to unify an important area of intellectual investigation, and enhances appreciation of particular disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Courses accommodate the needs of majors and non-majors, providing significant preparation for careers in education, social work, public policy, law, medicine, business, international relations, and advanced research.
A major in Africana Studies is available through Pitzer College, Pomona College, or Scripps College. The interdisciplinary major introduces students to the broad range of research and scholarship of African, African American, and Caribbean people.
Primary Contact: Professor Marie-Denise Shelton