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Arlette Miller Smith (English), Program Director
David Baronov (Sociology), Mark Rice (American Studies), Jennifer Rossi (American Studies),* Carolyn Vacca (History), James Wood (Education)*
*On leave, Spring 2013
The minor in African American Studies offers a multidisciplinary perspective on African American life and culture. The program invites students to explore the contributions of African Americans and to understand the holistic circumstances of their lives. The minor, therefore, includes courses that address social, political, literary, and economic issues confronting people of African descent, particularly those who live in the United States. The African American Studies minor not only gives students a scholarly perspective on the lives and accomplishments of African Americans, it educates students to be positive and productive citizens of a transnational world.
A student should first contact one of the program co-directors to discuss course selection. The minor must be formally declared on an Academic Change form through the Office of Academic Affairs. A periodic check is recommended to ensure that the AFAM requirements are being fulfilled.