This listing of programs of African studies offered at American universities continues previous listings in this Bulletin, most recently in March 1962. Listings of programs have been standardized to include the following: a general outline of the program, degrees offered, staff and course offerings for 1963-64, and present enrollment in the program.
The editor welcomes additional information and will be happy to include it in a subsequent issue of the Bulletin.
The African Area Studies Program of American University is built around a core program of courses and seminars in The School of International Service, and is coordinated with specialized courses in the departments of international relations and organizations, sociology and anthropology, earth sciences, economics, history, languages and linguistics, and the school of government and public administration. Other cooperating groups include the Center of Diplomacy and Foreign Policy, the Business Council in International Understanding, the Church Mission and the International Labor Program.
An integrated Seminar on Africa headed by Darrell Randall, director of the program, includes a program in history, cultural analysis, and social, economic and political development. Courses on Africa offered include Introduction to Africa, Economic Problems, Geography of Africa, History of Africa, Problems of Contemporary Africa, Labor in Africa, Government and Politics in Modern Africa, Culture Area Analysis: Africa South of the Sahara, and Seminar in Population Studies. A United Nations Seminar on African Affairs is scheduled as part of the integrated seminar, and an advanced seminar is offered for students who have done research in Africa.