African American Studies Minor

Why African American Studies?

The African American Studies (AAS) minor provides an interdisciplinary course of study that focuses on the Black experience in the United States and throughout the African diaspora. Our central mission is to prepare students to critically understand, conduct research, and interpret the complex histories, societies, and cultures of people of African descent.

The AAS minor complements many majors, including Anthropology, English, History, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Music, Education, Political Science, Philosophy, Foreign Language, and Geography.

What can you do with a minor in African American Studies?