Using the skills of an historian to retrieve and interpret the past, you will study the history, culture, social institutions, movements and identities of African diaspora communities. The combined program also gives you the opportunity to learn more about the unique fine arts and performing arts traditions of different communities within the African diaspora.
The Departments of History and African American and African Diaspora Studies are located within the College of Arts and Sciences. Faculty in both departments represent a wide variety of interests and disciplines, allowing you to explore and customize your program.
Our students enrich their liberal arts research-oriented curriculum with experiential learning, community service, and engagement in civic and social justice activities. You are trained to examine and interpret critical sources and documents relevant to the African diaspora population and to develop the necessary research methodology and critical thinking skills essential for success in a wide variety of careers.
Our graduates pursue careers or graduate studies in academic research and higher education, law, teaching, business, journalism, social work, non-profits, the arts, and many other professions.
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