African & African American Studies, Minor

Designed to complement a major field of study, the African and African American Studies Minor educates you about the African world, globally conceived.

About this Program

Study the Global African Experience to Make a Difference as a Global Citizen

The African and African American Studies minor is designed to educate you about the African World, globally conceived. The minor from the African and African American Studies Program works primarily from the African American experience outwards to the African Diaspora and, ultimately, the source-head of all things African: the African continent. On one hand, it takes the African American experience as the anchor. On the other, it enables students to acquire knowledge of the African World outside the United States. Our goal is to make a difference in the education of 21st century global citizens.

What You’ll Learn

Upon completing this program, you will be educated on all aspects of the global African experience in ways that take account of:

  • The specific experiences of Americans of African descent in the United States.
  • The experiences of peoples of African descent in the Americas.
  • The global distribution of African peoples and the diverse cultural forms that have resulted from this distribution.
  • The experiences of African peoples in the African continent.

Featured Faculty

  • Angelique M. Davis, JD
    Angelique M. Davis, JD

    Professor, Political Science
    Associate Appointment, African and African American Studies
    Associate Appointment, Pre-Law Program
    Associate Appointment, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

  • Saheed Adejumobi, PhD
    Saheed Adejumobi, PhD

    Associate Professor, History
    Affiliated with African & African American Studies
    and Film Studies

  • Brother Gary Kinte’ Perry, PhD
    Brother Gary Kinte’ Perry, PhD

    Associate Professor, Anthropology and Sociology
    Associate Appointment, African and African American Studies
    Associate Appointment, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

  • Ronald Slye
    Ronald Slye

    Programs Director, International and Comparative Law
    Associate Appointment, African and African American Studies

  • Jason Wirth, PhD
    Jason Wirth, PhD

    Professor and Department Chair, Philosophy
    Associate Appointment, Film Studies

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