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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. Two tracks or areas of emphasis are possible, allowing students to tailor the minor to their own interests and needs. Students can choose to minor in either:
Undergraduate students in this program study at Grand Valley's Allendale Campus.Format:
Curriculum covers a variety of topics, including:
Students may find work in a broad range of fields, including:
“The AAA program provides students with a foundation for understanding the complexity of continental Africa and the history and 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.”