2013 – 2014
Office of Admissions
Emil H. Messikomer Hall
100 W. Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383
Revised May 2013
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309 Main Hall
LaTonya Thames Taylor, Coordinator
African American studies is interdisciplinary as well as comparative and cross-cultural. The curriculum offers a critical perspective of the complex interplay among ethical, social, economic, and political forces that influence struggles of African-descended people. Also, the curriculum explores how these people shaped global policies. Moreover, the curriculum explores the consequences of racial thinking.
The African American studies minor attracts students with a wide range of interests. Surveys reveal that students select the minor for four principal reasons:
Students who graduate with a concentration in African American studies have pursued advanced degrees in fields such as history, literature, political science, and sociology. They also go on to work in a wide variety of careers in education, business, medicine, entertainment, law, public policy, and the arts and sciences.
Students may choose courses from the list provided by the department; however, only one course may be used out of the African American literature minor.
Other related classes may be considered. Contact the coordinator for more details.