African American Studies
In addition to the traditional disciplines of literature, history, music, and politics, the African American Studies minor asks students to investigate African American experiences through the lenses of communications, economics, philosophy, and sociology/anthropology, to name a few. Students are encouraged to critically examine people, social movements, and cultural artifacts from the Harlem Renaissance to Hip Hop, from Phillis Wheatley to Barack Obama, from Their Eyes Were Watching God to The Autobiography of Malcolm X.
Notes from Abroad is a new feature on the Off-Campus Programs website, in which we highlight small snippets of a student’s experience. This week’s feature is from Danae Cannedy ’18, a double major in Philosophy and African American Studies and a minor in Political Science currently studying abroad in Greece.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a $600,000, six-year grant to Lake Forest College for its new major in African American studies.