African religion, language, and folklore—much of it preserved through centuries of slavery—affect everything from global economics to Christian theology. With a minor in Africa and African Diaspora studies, you'll bring a deep and nuanced understanding of these influences to any discipline.
You'll study the important stories of peoples who were torn from their societies and scattered across the globe by the slave trade. In small classes taught by expert professors, you'll explore the ways that Africans maintained their traditions and identities in Europe and the New World. You'll draw insight from disciplines as varied as geology, philosophy, and world languages. You'll earn a versatile minor that enhances any degree.
An interdisciplinary minor, AADS is an integrative program that encompasses study both of Africa and its peoples and of the dispersal of Africans to Europe and the Americas through forced migration and voluntary immigration. Thus, students may choose between two tracks, one that focuses on Africa and the other on the African Diaspora, primarily in the new world.
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