About African American and African StudiesThe African-American and African Studies major and minor are geared
towards both the scholarly and the working world. We aim to produce
graduates who are ready for advanced graduate study in the humanities or
social sciences; we also aim to produce professionals who can work in a
variety of fields that require an understanding of the history and
cultures of African and African-descended peoples. Our major can be used
in a broad array of fields, such as marketing, journalism, education,
and the arts. In the future we hope to establish internships for our
majors, where they can apply their scholarly knowledge to a particular
career. Flexibility is a key characteristic of our program.
African-American and African Studies majors have a wide array of courses
to choose from, and may also take courses in other departments as a way
to fulfill electives in their major.