The NALRC Network

US African Language Program Inventory List

As part of our National Coordination efforts, we maintain a list of the African language programs in the U.S. This is an overview of African language programs and course offerings. This information changes often, please visit individual program websites for the most accurate information.

California

Center for African Studies
University of California - Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720
Phone: (510) 642-8338
Email: asc@berkeley.edu
https://africa.berkeley.edu/
Languages: Arabic, Chichewa, Swahili, Wolof
Previously offered: Afrikaans, Amharic, Bamana, Lingala, Malagasy, Shona, Xhosa, Yoruba, and Zulu

To see the most accurate listing of language offerings visit: https://africa.berkeley.edu/language-study 
African Studies Center
University of California - Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: (310) 825-3686
Email: africa@international.ucla.edu
http://www.international.ucla.edu/asc/home
Languages: Arabic, Swahili (I had a hard time verifying this)
Previously offered: Afrikaans, Amharic, Hausa, Igbo, Tigrinya, Wolof, Yoruba, and Zulu
Center for African Studies
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: (650) 497-7688
Email: africanstudies@stanford.edu
http://africanstudies.stanford.edu/
Languages: Swahili
Previously offered: Afrikaans, Amharic, Igbo, Kinyarwanda, Twi, Tigrigna, Zulu

To see the most accurate listing of language offerings visit: https://language.stanford.edu/programs/ame 

Connecticut

Council on African Studies
Yale University
New Haven, CT 06520 Email: africanstudies@yale.edu
https://african.macmillan.yale.edu/
Languages: Swahili, Yoruba, and Zulu
For more information visit: https://african.macmillan.yale.edu/academics/african-language-programs 

Florida

Center for African Studies
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-5560
Phone: (352) 392-2183
http://www.africa.ufl.edu/
Languages: Akan, Hausa, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, Zulu
To see the most accurate listing of language offerings visit: http://africa.ufl.edu/academics-programs/african-languages/afli/languages/

Georgia

African Studies Institute
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: (706) 542-5314 asi@uga.edu
http://afrstu.uga.edu/
Languages: Amharic, Swahili, Yoruba
To see the most accurate listing of language offerings visit: http://afst.franklin.uga.edu/content/languages
Africana Studies
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: 912-478-5387
Email: africana@georgiasouthern.edu http://cah.georgiasouthern.edu/africana/
Languages: Yoruba

Illinois

Center for African Studies
University of Illinois - Champaign
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-6335
Email: african@illinois.edu
http://www.afrst.illinois.edu/
Languages: Arabic, Swahili
To see the most accurate listing of language offerings visit: http://www.afrst.illinois.edu/academics/courses/languages/
Program of African Studies
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: (847) 491-7323
Email: african-studies@northwestern.edu
https://www.africanstudies.northwestern.edu/
Languages: Arabic, Swahili

Indiana

African Studies Program
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: (812) 855-8284
Email: afrist@indiana.edu
http://www.indiana.edu/~afrist/home/

Iowa

African American Studies
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: (319) 335-0285
https://clas.uiowa.edu/afam/

Kansas

African & African-American Studies
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
Phone: (785) 864-3054
Email: afs@ku.edu
http://afs.ku.edu/
Languages: Arabic, Haitian-Creole, KiSwahili, Wolof
To see the most accurate listing of language offerings visit: http://afs.ku.edu/degrees
African Studies Center
Universtiy of Kansas
Laurence, KS 66045
Phone: (785) 864-3745
Email: kasc@ku.edu
http://kasc.ku.edu/
Languages: Arabic, Amharic, Hausa, KiSwahili, Somali, Wolof
To see the most accurate listing of language offerings visit: http://kasc.ku.edu/ku-program-african-languages

Louisiana

African and African American Studies Program
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803
Phone: (225) 578-5246
Email: aaas@lsu.edu
https://www.lsu.edu/hss/aaas/

Maryland

Africana Studies
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone: 410-516-6385
Email: africana.studies@jhu.edu
http://krieger.jhu.edu/africana

Massachusetts

African Studies Center
Boston University
Boston, MA 02215
Email: ascinfo@bu.edu
http://www.bu.edu/africa/
Languages: Arabic, Amharic, Hausa, Igbo, Swahili, Wolof, Xhosa, Zulu

To see the most accurate listing of language offerings visit: http://www.bu.edu/africa/alp/language-study/

Michigan

African Studies Center
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1035
Phone: (517) 353-1700
Email: africa@msu.edu
http://africa.isp.msu.edu/
Languages: Arabic, Amharic, Hausa, Igbo, Swahili, Wolof, Xhosa, Zulu

To see the most accurate listing of language offerings visit: http://www.bu.edu/africa/alp/language-study/

Minnesota

African American and African Studies
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis MN 55455
Phone: (612) 624-9847
Email: aaas@umn.edu
http://aaas.umn.edu/
Languages: Swahili, Somali, Arabic

To see the most accurate listing of language offerings visit: https://cla.umn.edu/aaas/languages

Missouri

African and African-American Studies Program
Washington University
St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: (314) 935-5631
Email: afas@wustl.edu
https://afas.wustl.edu/

New Jersey

Center for African Studies
Rutgers University
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: (848) 445-6638
Email: chika.okoye@rutgers.edu
http://ruafrica.rutgers.edu/
Languages: Arabic, Swahili, Yoruba, Twi

New Mexico

Africana Studies
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Phone: (505) 277-5644
Email: cbeck@unm.edu
http://africanastudies.unm.edu

New York

Institute of African Studies
Columbia University
New York City, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 854-4633
Email: ias.columbia.media@gmail.com
http://www.ias.columbia.edu/
Languages: Swahili, wolof, zulu, Yoruba

To see the most accurate listing of language offerings visit: http://www.ias.columbia.edu/academics/courses
Africana & Puerto Rican/Latino Studies
Hunter College
New York, NY 10021
Phone: 212-772-5035
Email: bsaunder@hunter.cuny.edu
http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/blpr/
Africana Studies and Research Center
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14856
Phone: (607) 255-4625
http://africana.cornell.edu/
Languages: Swahili, Yoruba, Zulu, Arabic, Wolof

To see the most accurate listing of language offerings visit:  http://africana.cornell.edu/undergraduate

Ohio

African Studies Program
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio 45701
Phone: (740) 593-1832
Email: african.studies@ohio.edu
https://www.ohio.edu/global/cis/african/index.cfm
Languages: Akan, Arabic, Swahili, Wolof

To see the most accurate listing of language offerings visit: https://www.ohio.edu/global/cis/african/languages/index.cfm
Department of African American & African Studies
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: (614) 292-3700
http://aaas.osu.edu
Department of Pan-African Studies
Kent State University
Kent, Ohio 44242
Phone: (330) 672-2300
Email: dpas@kent.edu
https://www.kent.edu/pas
Languages: Kiswahili
Program of African Studies
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: (847) 491-7323
Email: african-studies@northwestern.edu
https://www.africanstudies.northwestern.edu/
Languages: Arabic, swahili
Africana Studies
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221
http://www.artsci.uc.edu/departments/africana-studies.html

Oregon

African Studies
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5206
Phone: 541-346-2829
Email: africa@uoregon.edu
https://africa.uoregon.edu/
Languages: Swahili, Arabic

To see the most accurate listing of language offerings visit: https://africa.uoregon.edu/undergraduate/languages/

Pennsylvania

African Studies Center
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 898-6971
Email: africana@sas.upenn.edu
http://www.africa.upenn.edu
Languages: Yoruba, Swahili, Zulu

To see the most accurate listing of language offerings visit: http://www.africa.upenn.edu/languages
Africology and African-American Studies
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: (215) 204-8491
Email: Liberal-arts-africology-african-american-studies@temple.edu
https://www.cla.temple.edu/africology-and-african-american-studies/

Texas

Center for African & African American Studies
University of Texas-Austin
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: (512) 471-1784
Email: blackstudies@austin.utexas.edu
https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/caaas/index.php
Languages: Yoruba

Wisconsin

African Studies Program
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 262-2380
Email: asp@africa.wisc.edu
https://africa.wisc.edu/
Languages: Arabic, Hausa, Swahili, Yoruba, Wolof, Zulu

To see the most accurate listing of language offerings visit: https://africa.wisc.edu/academics/acedemics-african-languages-at-uw/