Five College African Studies Program


The study of Africa at the Five Colleges:
Greater than the sum of its parts

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"We're not just a group of scholars who happen to be located in one place; we're a real community of people who share a vision for making Africa better known and better understood."

-- Rowland Abiodun, Amherst College

The African Studies Review

Nationally recognized as a center for the study of Africa, the Five College consortium is home to the premier professional publication for African Studies, the African Studies Review.

The Five College African Studies Certificate

The Five College Certificate in African Studies offers students an opportunity to pursue an interest in African studies as a complement to any academic major.

Drawing on the expertise and courses offered by more than 50 faculty members across the five campuses, students pursuing the Five College African Studies certificate work closely with a faculty advisor to plan a uniquely tailored course of study.


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Five College African Studies Community Dinner Fall 2014