African American Studies
African American Studies explores the African American experience in global and comparative perspective. Courses are designed to make students aware of the connections between Americans of African descent, other Americans, and global populations. Critical investigation of race, ethnicity, and other forms of collective identity is a central concern of the program. The program hosts a Lecture Series where scholars are invited to explore these topics in the context of today’s society. The minor is interdisciplinary in nature, so electives can be chosen from a broad range of courses including history, English, history of art and architecture, American studies, political science, economics, and sociology.