Africana Studies Advising

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AFRICANA STUDIES UNDERGRADUATE ADVISING GUIDE

 

Who is My Advisor?

Use the first letter of your last name to identify your advisor.

Majors:

Letter last name starts with Advisor Contact Information
A-K Dr. Debra Smith
 
Garinger 129
704-687-5168
debrasmi@uncc.edu
L-Z ​Dr. Oscar de la Torre
 
Garinger 137
704-687-5167
odelator@uncc.edu

Minors:

Letter last name starts with Advisor Contact Information
A-H Dr. Dorothy Smith-Ruiz Garinger 130
704-687-5166
dsruiz@uncc.edu
I-Z Dr. Veronica Robinson Garinger 134
704-687-5164
vnrobinson@uncc.edu

To declare a major or minor in Africana Studies, contact one of these advisors. A MINIMUM of 2.0 GPA is Required.

Letter last name starts with Advisor Contact Information
A-K Dr. Debra Smith
 
Garinger 129
704-687-5168
debrasmi@uncc.edu
L-Z ​Dr. Oscar de la Torre
 
Garinger 137
704-687-5167
odelator@uncc.edu

The bachelor's degree in Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary major focusing on the experiences of Africa-descended populations worldwide, especially in Africa, North America, the Caribbean, South America, and Europe. Its comprehensive liberal arts curriculum emphasizes culture, history, social policy, health entrepreneurship, social justice and social responsibility. The curriculum prepares students for career in the private and public sectors, and offers critical liberal arts education for lifelong personal growth. For more information, visit us online at www.africana.uncc.edu, contact AFRS advisors, or stop by our office. 

 

Department Chair:

Dr. Julia Jordan-Zachery

Undergraduate Studies Coordinator:

Dr. Debra Smith

Office Manager:

Ms. Rosie Wickham