African American Studies

College of Liberal Arts

African American Studies focuses on the experience of African Americans and their connections to the African Diaspora in the Caribbean and Latin America.  Coursework addresses such topics as cultural practices, with reference to literature, history, and film, as well as inequality as it relates to issues of nationality, race, class, and gender. The major provides students with a solid theoretical and research basis to pursue either graduate professional study or employment in business or industry, and can often be completed with a second liberal arts major such as English, history, communication, psychology, or sociology.

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