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About the Center

The staff and programs of the African Studies Center work to provide the University and the people of North Carolina with a campus hub for interdisciplinary inquiry and communication on Africa, including the sponsorship of a wide variety of activities that bring together interested faculty and students from a large number of academic disciplines, focusing on the interconnected issues of political change, expressive culture, gender, sustainability, health, and Islam. The African Studies Center is located in the FedEx Global Education Center on the UNC Campus and is part of the College of Arts and Sciences.    Diversity Policy


UNC Hosts African Language Night

The Spring 2017 African Language Night represented a successful culmination of a year of language study for 60 students who performed skits, sang traditional songs, and celebrated together on April 19. They were joined by African language professors and guests from the Department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies. For more information about African languages at UNC or to find out about courses offered, please visit our languages page.


Swahili Language Across the Curriculum

Swahili LAC course, SWAH 408, is being offered in Spring 2017. Mondays 9:05-9:55 am. Swahili Across the Curriculum is a one-credit hour class which will enhance your conversational skills in Swahili, while exploring the East African Community and its rich diversity. Course Prerequisite: SWAH 403 or its Equivalent. For more information on the class, Contact: Dr. Esther Lisanza lisanza@email.unc.edu