(College of Letters and Science)
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The Major Program
African American and African Studies is an interdisciplinary field of study in the humanities, arts, and social sciences. This major introduces students to the
The Program. The purpose of this program is to give students a sense of the individual characteristics and common concerns of Black communities in Africa, the United States, and in the wider Diaspora. The African American emphasis includes courses on history, culture, and the impact of developments in politics and the economy on the social organization of Black people in the United States. The African Diaspora emphasis enables students to study the way Black communities outside Africa and the United States have dealt with questions of race and ethnicity. It also considers how they have defined their identity in the political arena as well as by using religion, theater
Career Alternatives. Students majoring in African American and African Studies gain knowledge and strong critical thinking and analytical skills, problem-solving skills and communication skills, all suited for advanced studies in the social sciences, law, education and professional schools. Graduates in the
Major Advisor. Dionica Bell; firstname.lastname@example.org
American History and Institutions. This University requirement can be satisfied by completion of AAS 010, AAS 100; listed in University Requirements.
Note: Although a course may be listed more than once, such a course may satisfy only one requirement.