As 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.
Build Your Own Learning Plan
By combine 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. In true interdisciplinary fashion, you are free to select at least four courses in such fields 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.
We Help You Succeed
At Truman, you benefit from the small classes and personal attention only available at a small undergraduate institution. You’ll enjoy research opportunities that are more difficult to come by at a larger institution. Your classes are taught by professors — not graduate students — and our 16:1 faculty-to-student ratio insures you’ll receive the personal attention you need when you need it.
Discover New Connections
At Truman, we know that all fields of study are connected in complicated and fascinating ways. African/African American Studies is one of fifteen interdisciplinary studies programs available for you to explore the new possibilities that open up when two or more fields overlap. Our interdisciplinary studies major even allows you to custom-design your own field of study.
African/African American Studies Minor Committee
For more information, please contact the chair or a committee member:
- Chair: Sara Orel (Art Department)
- Sana Camara (Classical & Modern Languages Department)
- Caleb Owen (History Department)
- John Quinn (Political Science Department)
- Marilyn Yaquinto (Communication Department)