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The African and African American studies (AAA) program develops an understanding of the variety and complexity of Africa, a deep appreciation of the African American experience, and an enriching knowledge of the various historical trajectories and contributions of the global African diaspora. AAA is an interdisciplinary minor and ideal complement to many disciplinary majors.
Professor Jack Mangala
Ph.D., Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
African/African American Studies
Areas of Interest: Migration, Diaspora Engagement Policy, Global Governance
101 Lake Ontario Hall
"The AAA program provides students with a foundation for understanding the complexity of continental Africa and the history of culture of peoples of African descent throughout the world. Beyond academic and/or professional success, the AAA program fosters in students the ethic of civic participation and global awareness."
Sherry Johnson, Ph.D.
Faculty in African/African American Studies and Associate Professor of English
The AAA curriculum covers a variety of topics, including:
The AAA minor represents an excellent academic and personal investment for students who intend to pursue career opportunities in a broad range of fields, including: