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Majors + Sub-Saharan Africa

Anthropology +  With courses like ANTH 335 Comparative Muslim Societies and ANTH 407 Peasant Society, the major in anthropology gives a broad-based exploration of cultures in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Art History + AHIS 322 Roman Art and Archaeology and AHIS 376 Introduction to African Art give the art history major a foundation in art from Sub-Saharan Africa.

Comparative Literature + Courses like COLT 303 Globalization: Culture, Change, Resistance and COLT 312 Heroes, Myths and Legends in Literature and the Arts offer students the opportunity to study across linguistic, national and historical boundaries of Africa.

Economics + With courses such as ECON 340 Economics of Less Developed Countries and ECON 344 Economic Development of Sub-Saharan Africa, the Department of Economics allows students to investigate Sub-Saharan Africa.

History + To enable students to encounter the peoples and cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa, the Department of History offers such courses as HIST 456 Race, Slavery, and the Making of the Atlantic World.

International Relations + Shining the spotlight on Sub-Saharan Africa in courses such as IR 310 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies, IR 367 Africa in International Affairs, and IR 383 Third World Negotiations, the School of International Relations focuses on the global developments of business, government and law.

Political Science + In courses such as POSC 358 Politics of Sub-Sahara Africa and POSC 366 Terrorism and Genocide the major in political science offers students an opportunity to think critically about the practical politics and policy.

Spanish and Portuguese + Exploring the former colonies of Portugal, PORT 250g Cultures of Brazil and Lusophone Africa from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers an unique look into Sub-Saharan Africa.

Problems Without Passports

Most, if not all, of the societal problems or challenges we face are transnational or global in nature. These problems like global climate change, pandemics or the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction are global challenges that do not belong to a single country. These are "problems without passports."


Study Abroad

USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences offers exciting and diverse opportunities to study abroad in 51 unique programs in 29 countries. Students are encouraged to integrate study abroad into their overall USC experience. Studying abroad offers an unparalleled opportunity for personal growth while gaining insight into other cultures, developing leadership skills, and networking for the future.