The minor in African American Studies is an interdisciplinary program that provides the student with an intellectual basis for understanding the black experience. Begun in 1992, the minor has attracted students from various academic majors.
African American Studies is a minor that serves as an appropriate course of study for various majors including History, English, Political Science, Art History, Business, Sociology, or Education. Students in these majors benefit from a comprehensive study and understanding of a diverse world population.
Additionally, students interested in careers in social work, government, or activism would receive the same benefit. Students interested in topics such as Africa and the Diaspora, race relations, the effects of social institutions on people of color, and the creative productions of African and African-descended people should consider the AAMS minor.