Minor in African and African American Studies

When pursuing this minor, students will examine the cultural, historical, economic, political dimensions and experiences of people of African descent in America, the Caribbean, Africa, and throughout the diaspora. Students will have the opportunity to take courses and work with faculty across multiple disciplines, with a unique focus on the pursuit of knowledge, research, and reform.


All students have opportunities to

  • conduct independent research
  • engage in globally-related activities through coursework and language study at Mason and abroad
  • participate in many forms of public service
  • prepare for their future careers through internships, career-focused minors and other college-to-career activities


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