Arlette Miller Smith (English), Program Director

David Baronov (Sociology), Mark Rice (American Studies), Jennifer Rossi (American Studies), Carolyn Vacca (History)

The minor in African American Studies offers a multidisciplinary perspective on African American life, history, and culture. The minor includes courses that address political, cultural, literary, and economic issues critical to people of African descent, particularly those living in the United States. The minor provides a comprehensive liberal arts education that gives students a scholarly perspective on the history and achievements of African Americans, while also educating students to be positive and productive citizens of a transnational world.

Declaring a Minor in AFAM

Students should first contact the program director to discuss course selection. The minor must be formally declared on an Academic Change form through the Office of Academic Affairs. Students should check periodically with the program director to ensure that the AFAM requirements are being fulfilled.

African American Studies (Minor)

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Arlette Miller Smith
Program Director
(585) 385-8212

(585) 385-8064