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African Studies: Getting Started

An introductory guide to resources in African Studies

African Studies at BSU



Maxwell Library supports the students, staff, and faculty of the African Studies Program by providing resources in support of the curriculum and research that explores that art, music, politics, social issues and geography of Africa.  The African Studies Program also promotes African American Studies research.

The African studies minor "is an interdisciplinary program designed to expose students to the richly diverse countries and cultures on the African continent and beyond. This comprehensive program will allow students to gain a thorough understanding of contemporary socio‑economic, political, cultural and environmental issues pertaining to Africa in a globally interconnected world." For more information, please see the African Studies Minor program description.

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African Studies Materials @ Maxwell Library

Some suggested call numbers:

  • DT - History of Africa
  • HC800-1085 - Economic history & conditions, Africa
  • JQ1870-3981 - Politics, Africa
  • ML350 - Music, African
  • NL7380-7392.5 - Art, African
  • PL8000-8844 - African languages & literature

Some suggested subjects:

  • Africa--History
  • Africa--Politics and government
  • African diaspora
  • African languages
  • African literature
  • Art, African
  • Dance--Africa
  • Music--Africa

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