An interdepartmental major in African American and African Diaspora Studies and English enables you to study historical, cultural, and social connections among Africans, African Americans, and other New World black communities. In pursuing this major, you study poetry, fiction, and prose—theory, philosophy, and political writings—while exploring the shifting significance of race.
Both English and AAADS offer a diverse array of elective options. Faculty in both departments represent a wide variety of interests and disciplines. They encourage students to customize their experience through course electives, overseas study, and individualized research and writing.
Interdepartmental majors are designed for students who want to pursue two areas of study but do not want to limit their coursework in other liberal arts areas by having to take all of the classes necessary for completion of the two majors.
The two departments offer minors for students majoring in other fields: the African American and African Diaspora Studies minor, the English minor, the Communication and Public Advocacy minor, and the Creative Writing minor.