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African American Studies


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Program Description

African American Studies is one of the minors offered by the Ethnic Studies Program of the School for Cultural and Social Transformation. This minor allows for a more concentrated focus on a specific racialized population in the United States—in this case, peoples of African, African American, and African Caribbean heritage. Students pursuing a minor in African American Studies can choose classes from four content areas: History and Politics, Contemporary Issues, Literature and Language, and Gender and Ethnicity. Through your coursework, you will gain a broad view of the point where race, gender, and contemporary issues intersect.

Academic and Career Opportunities

If you want to get involved in your program, consider joining the Ethnic Studies Student Advisory Committee or Voices of the U. African American Studies students will graduate with enhanced critical thinking skills and cross-cultural understanding that can be used in a number of fields. Depending on the major you pursued in conjunction with the African American Studies minor, possible careers include those in healthcare, business, marketing, or education.

Last Updated: 11/2/18