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Undergraduate Studies Overview

There are many different ways for undergraduates to incorporate African studies into their undergraduate experience including majors, minors, study abroad programs, language study, and student organizations.

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There are various for­mal options for incorporating African Studies into undergraduate degree pro­grams.


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MSU offers instruction in 30 African languages, representing all the major regions of Africa. Some languages are taught regularly in a classroom setting; many are on a tutorial basis. These are learner-oriented and on demand, and native speakers are recruited from the many African students in the MSU community to serve as tutors, supervised weekly by a faculty linguist.

students holding up masksStudent Organizations


There are a number of Africa-related organization on campus, whose overall mission is to promote Africa in different ways. Some of the groups focus on advocacy while others are dedicated to educating themselves and the larger MSU community about the African continent and sharpening their leadership skills to better serve Africa tomorrow. As a unit that represents Africa at MSU, the African Studies Center strives to offer the necessary support that student organizations require to accomplish their desired goals.


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Africa-centric courses offered by departments and programs across the university. They may be used to satisfy either the FLAS language and area studies requirements or the Certificate in African Studies requirement.