African/African-American Studies Minor

Music + History + English and More

Study Across Disciplines

When you pursue an African/African-American studies minor, you will conduct an in-depth study of the peoples of Africa and its huge Diaspora, particularly the African-American population. By combining faculty expertise across a wide variety of disciplines, you will gain a deeper understanding of not only the origin of but also the dynamic cultural mix that now constitutes the African Diaspora. From Egyptian art to modern jazz, we have the people of Africa to thank for much of our literature, music and sensibilities both in the U.S. and across the world today.

Build Your Own Learning Plan

At Truman, we know that all fields of study are connected in complicated and fascinating ways. The African/African American Studies minor is one of interdisciplinary studies programs available for you to explore the new possibilities that open up when two or more fields overlap. In true interdisciplinary fashion, you are free to select at least four courses in fields such as history, political science, language, literature, art, music and philosophy and religion. You can also earn credits for studying abroad in Africa or the Caribbean.

African/African American Studies Minor Committee

For more information, please contact the chair or a committee member:


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