Not many Americans understand the dynamic, diverse and challenging nature of today’s African continent. Far removed the vestiges of the dark ages, diseased, poverty-stricken and warring continent we often hear in the news, Africa faces challenges like any other continent.

Yet it is still misunderstood by many Americans, not because it deserves misunderstanding but partly because the news about Africa focuses too much on what’s wrong with the continent.

Does the continent deserve a fair shake with the media?  Of course!

Our Africa University class gives you an overview of the continent from a sociological and anthropological dimension covering its history, politics, economics, culture and society vis-à-vis the news.