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African American Studies (Minor)

Undergraduate
  • Minor

About this Program

The African-American Studies program, an interdisciplinary minor, is designed to prepare students for graduate study in this and related areas.

Program Overview

Firmly based in the liberal arts, the minor’s curriculum provides students with the opportunity to study in a systematic fashion the lives and contemporary experiences of African-American men and women. The program focuses primarily on African-Americans in the United States, but includes a series of courses on African culture, history and politics.

The curriculum is structured to give students the opportunity to examine the interrelated dynamics of class, gender and race.

Program Contact

Director of African American Studies

Phone
301-696-3697

Degrees Offered

  • Minor

Small class size

Our average class has 15 students.

All Faculty
Malikah Marrus

Malikah Marrus

  • Assistant Professor of Social Work
  • Director of Field Education
Tamelyn Tucker-Worgs

Tamelyn Tucker-Worgs

  • Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Department Chair
  • Associate Professor of African American Studies

Hoda Zaki

  • Virginia E. Lewis Professor of Political Science
  • Director of African American Studies
  • Coordinator of the Nonprofit and Civic Engagement Studies minor