Minor in African and African Diaspora Studies
The African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) minor fosters an understanding of the global experiences of African and African-descended peoples in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Students gain an appreciation of the diverse character of humanity, explore the complex historical and cultural relations among Africans on the continent and African-descended peoples in the Diaspora, and engage in a comparative study of issues affecting Africans in the continent and the Diasporas.
Diaspora has come to mean the migration or dispersion of any group of people from their ancestral homelands - in this case, the African Diaspora in Asia, Europe, Oceania and the Americas. The global, interdisciplinary AADS major and minor provides students a valuable Liberal Arts education, professional and critical thinking skills, and tools for navigating our global world society.
The minor is comprised of 15 credit hours with two required courses: AADS 1101 (Introduction to African Diaspora Studies) and AADS 1102 (Issues in African and African Diaspora Studies). Students will select their remaining courses (9 hours) from a variety of 3000-4000 level AADS courses.