The Departments of African American and African Diaspora Studies (AAADS) and English offer an interdepartmental major that allows you to pursue the multidisciplinary study of historical and contemporary connections among Africans, African Americans, and other New World black communities.
The degree provides you with transferable skills in writing, interpretation, cultural literacy, and critical thinking. In pursuing this major, you explore the shifting historical, cultural, and social significance of race through the study of poetry, drama, fiction, and prose as well as theory, philosophy, and political writings.
Faculty in both departments represent a wide variety of interests and disciplines. They encourage students to customize their experience through course electives, overseas study, and individualized research and writing.
The interdepartmental major is designed for students who want to pursue two areas of study but do not want to limit their coursework in other areas by having to take all of the classes necessary for the completion of two majors.
The Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies (AAADS) examines the experiences of people of African descent in the United States and throughout the world.