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Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania is comprised of two entities—the Department of Africana Studies and the Center for Africana Studies—each with distinct, yet complementary function.  The Department oversees undergraduate and graduate teaching, including an undergraduate major and minor and a graduate certificate and doctoral program.  The Center provides an array of public programming and research projects.  Both the Department and the Center focus on the experiences and history of African American, African, and African-descended peoples as a model for global black studies.