If you are interested in learning about history, art, literature, and social issues from a cross-cultural perspective, the B.A. in African American and African Diaspora Studies may be the right choice for you. Students in the program enjoy an interdisciplinary approach to learning.
Coursework in this major helps you gain the skills needed to think critically about African American, African Diasporic, and American cultures. You focus on one concentration area for most of your advanced coursework, working with the academic advisor to choose among:
- History, culture, and social issues
As a humanistic discipline in the democratic tradition, African American and African Diaspora Studies dispels myths and exposes those attitudes that perpetuate racism in American life. Students in our department study art, literature, film, folklore, music, dance, history, institutions, communities, culture, stratification, movements, and identities.
Our faculty represents a wide variety of interests and disciplines, allowing AAADS students to explore and customize their experience. You are encouraged to research and develop your own projects while completing your degree, and may wish to pursue an Honors version of the degree.