Minor in African American Studies

The African American Studies minor offers Wayne State students a comprehensive and interdisciplinary exploration of the history, culture and contributions of African Americans to society. Designed to complement a wide range of majors, this minor provides an in-depth understanding of the African American experience from multiple perspectives, including social, political, economic and cultural contexts.

Students in the program will engage with courses that cover significant events and movements in African American history, from the transatlantic slave trade to the civil rights movement and beyond. They will analyze the achievements and challenges faced by African Americans in various fields, such as literature, art, music and politics, fostering a deep appreciation for the richness and diversity of the African American heritage.

The Minor in African American Studies program is an invaluable addition to any academic journey, empowering students to become more culturally competent, socially aware and empathetic individuals. Students will possess a well-rounded perspective on the African American experience and its significance in shaping the fabric of the United States and beyond.

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