Hero Image

African American Studies (Minor)

  • Minor

About this Program

African American Studies (Minor)

Program Overview

African American Studies enables all Hood College students to expand their knowledge and appreciation of the history and culture of people of African descent . Firmly based in liberal arts, the minor’s interdisciplinary curriculum provides students with the opportunity to study the lives and contemporary experiences of people of African descent in America. The program focuses primarily on African Americans in the United States, but includes a series of courses on African culture, history and politics worldwide. 

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

Program Contact

Director of African American Studies


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
  • Virginia E. Lewis Professor of Political Science