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African American Studies Minor

Why Study African American Studies at Fisher?

The minor in African American Studies offers a multidisciplinary perspective on African American life and culture. You will explore the contributions of people of African descent in every area of human endeavor and begin to understand the material circumstances of their lives.

The minor includes courses that address social, political, and economic issues confronting people of African descent, particularly those who live in the United States.

The African American Studies minor not only gives you a scholarly perspective on the lives and accomplishments of African Americans, it educates you to be a positive and productive citizen of a multicultural world.

Program Requirements

The Undergraduate Catalog contains the most current African American Studies Program Requirements.

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