African Studies

Africa MapThe African Studies Program offers interdisciplinary courses leading to a Minor or Major Concentration for students seeking to acquire a deeperunderstanding of the African continent and its diverse peoples. Established in 1969, it was the first of its kind in Canada. Students will acquire an appreciation of the contributions of Africa to world culture and civilization, and an awareness of the continent's current struggle to achieve development.

The Institute for the Study of International Development is responsible for the African Studies (AFRI) program.

African Studies Student's Association

The African Studies Student's Association (ASSA) of McGill represents the students of the African Studies Program. ASSA has three primary goals:

  1. To support and represent the students to the African Studies Program by voicing concerns with the program and posing suggestions for improvement.
  2. To provide social networking on campus for African Studies students and any others interested in African affairs.
  3. To engage the campus in insightful and interactive discussions on African affairs by organizing events in the form of: panel discussions, conferences, movie screenings and more!

Please assa.mcgill [at] (email us) and visit our website and Facebook group for more information.