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African American and Diaspora Studies

University of Wyoming
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Wyoming
English
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Program description

African American and Diaspora Studies

African American and Diaspora Studies (AADS) offers undergraduates an opportunity to engage in an interdisciplinary examination of the history, culture, and life of African Americans and the African diaspora from ancient times to the present day. The African diaspora includes all people of African descent, not only in the United States but also in the Caribbean, the Americas, on the African continent, and in Europe. AADS is also directly tied to the African and African American community in Laramie, offering a unique opportunity for interaction between the students who attend the university and the community at large. Students who major or minor in AADS will be prepared to pursue careers in management, communication, non-profit organizations, education, and politics, among other fields. Perhaps, more importantly, UW graduates with a background in African American and Diaspora Studies will find themselves ready to participate in a rapidly changing world where multicultural training and a deep appreciation for diversity will help students succeed in whatever path they choose. Famous majors with degrees in African American Studies include Angela Bassett (actress) and Mae Jemison (NASA astronaut).

Program content

Fall Semesters

  • Introduction to African American Studies
  • First Year Seminar
  • Introduction to African American Literature
  • Traditional African Religion
  • Special Topics
  • Global Impact of African Cultures
  • African Diaspora
  • Black Freedom Movement: 1955-Present
  • African America Rhetoric
  • Race, Gender, Ethnicity in the Media
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Internship
  • Independent Research

Spring Semesters

  • Introduction to African American Studies
  • Introduction to African Studies
  • African American History
  • Special Topics
  • African American Studies in Music
  • African Spirits in the New World
  • African Spirits in the New World
  • African Diaspora
  • Development, Africa, and Culture
  • African American Religious Culture
  • Rhetoric and Social Justice
  • U.S. Women of Color
  • Internship
  • Independent Research

Summer Semesters

  • Introduction to African American Studies
  • Special Topics

Scholarships & funding

African American and Diaspora Studies Scholarship upto $1000 available

For more information about scholarship, please visit the university website.

Qualification

AADS Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the requirements for a minor in African American & Diaspora Studies should be able to:

  • Identify and demonstrate knowledge of the significant contributions of African Americans and African descent people in America and in the world.
  • Identify and demonstrate knowledge about major figures in Black History.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the development of the discipline and the seven core areas, as well as use appropriate information technology to present and enhance that knowledge.
  • Demonstrate the acquisition of skills to think and to write critically about issues of race, class, and issues of social justice in a social and historical context.

Career opportunities

Career Opportunities with a Degree in African American & Diaspora Studies

  • Community Developer
  • International Consultant
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • African American Art Museum Director/Curator
  • Interior Designer
  • Policy Maker
  • Health Care & Pharmacy
  • Mental Health Care
  • Education
  • Law

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University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming is located in the safe and inviting college town of Laramie, Wyoming. Laramie is a community located about two hours north of the large, metropolitan city of Denver, Colorado. Laramie is nestled in a valley at...


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University of Wyoming

1000E University Avenue
82071 Laramie
USA

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