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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.
In a highlight of Brain Awareness Week, playwright and author Lydia Diamond discussed how she brings neuroscience to other disciplines like theater.
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 McKenzy Kelley ’18 an African American Studies major and minor in Sociology and Anthropology currently studying in Stellenbosch, South Africa.