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African American and Africana Studies

Explore the heritages and cultures of the peoples of the African Diaspora and of African Americans.

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In this minor you'll investigate the role of Africans and African Americans in the broader global community.  

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Programs Offered


Sample Courses


  • Introduction to African American Studies
  • Introduction to Literatures of the Global African Diaspora
  • The Civil Rights Movement in America
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Special Admission Requirements


There are no special admissions requirements for this program.

What Sets Us Apart


This minor is interdisciplinary, meaning you’ll have an opportunity to study with faculty in different academic departments, like History, Religion, Sociology and Political Science, and will graduate with an understanding of the heritages and culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora.   

Career Prospects


An appreciation of cultural differences contributes to success in any career. Your ability to embrace cultural differences and perspectives will enable you to work productively with people from all walks of life.