Africana and Black Studies

Africana/Black Studies gives students a critical opportunity to examine the intellectual traditions of and cultural contributions made by people of African descent all over the world. Offered as a minor.

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Program Overview

The Africana/Black Studies minor is an interdisciplinary liberal arts minor that gives students a critical opportunity to examine the intellectual traditions of and cultural contributions made by people of African descent all over the world.

Its broad focus on African, African American, Afro-Latino/a, Afro-Brazilian, and Caribbean communities allows students to stretch the boundaries of their worldview and develop skills in effective communication and innovative problem solving across racial and ethnic lines.

In addition, by wrestling with weighty and pervasive problems such as racism and the persistent presence of colonialism in the global economy and socio-cultural network, the minor’s courses prepare students to be rigorous thinkers as well as responsible, ethical professionals and citizens.

CROSS-DISCIPLINARY ADVANTAGE

  • A strong liberal arts foundation develops critical thinking and communication skills essential for success and continuous growth in every field.
  • Your business minor will be a competitive advantage that highlights the acumen and problem-solving abilities cultivated through real-world projects
  • Whether you pursue grad school or begin a career after graduation, the credentials of your major and minor distinguish you.  
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