Students majoring and minoring in African American Studies will be able to demonstrate familiarity with concepts, theories, perspectives, and histories relevant to the study of the experience of African-descended peoples in the United States.
Majors in this area will receive a well-rounded foundation in Black history, literature, philosophy, and politics, which allows students the flexibility to approach the subject from many perspectives.
Students graduating with a major in African American Studies may apply their critical skills and knowledge to a variety of careers.
The expected Student Learning Outcomes for the African American Studies program are:
1. The African American Studies major will be able to demonstrate familiarity with theories, concepts, racial perspectives, historical periods in the history and culture of African Americans in the United States.
2. The African American Studies major will be able to reinterpret the variety of black experiences and the rich traditions of African culture in the United States.