The Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies is primarily a peoples and culture-based discipline that investigates Africana peoples’ experiences. The curriculum examines the theoretical and empirical characteristics of the African world experience from both a contemporary and historical perspective. These experiences range from earliest human civilizations through the tragic era of enslavement, colonization, uprootment, to the forced migration and displacement of African peoples. The intellectual framework that sets Africana Studies apart from other disciplines is that it explores the subject area from the perspective of Africana peoples’ interests, aspirations, possibilities, and envisioned destinies. The foundation of the discipline rests on an understanding and appreciation of African peoples’ worldview and philosophy of life as the starting point for all Africana intellectual inquiry. The Cultural Studies concentration offers a focus on cultural aspects through the study of literature, art, music and philosophy.