Welcome to African, African American, and Diaspora Studies (AAAD)

The minor in African, African American, and Diaspora (AAAD) Studies broadens students' world perspectives by enhancing their acquaintance with and understanding of the peoples, cultures, and institutions of Africa and the African Diaspora.

The AAAD program engages cross disciplinary approaches to understand and to encounter Africa and the African Diaspora in a global context. The cross disciplinary character of the program is further enhanced by the fact that courses taken to fulfill program requirements are drawn from several departments. From these course offerings, students will examine and engage with some of AAAD Studies key contributing disciplines, concepts, methods and topics including the development of new identities.

Click here to view the brochure with information about courses that count towards the minor.
Click here to view the minor catalog.
Click here for instructions on declaring the minor in MyMadison



If you have questions about the minor, please contact the AAAD Minor Coordinators.

Mollie Godfrey
Associate Professor of English 
Keezell Hall
540.568.6103
godfrema@jmu.edu

Besi Muhonja
Associate Professor of English
AAAD Studies / Women’s and Gender Studies / African Literatures and Cultures
Keezell Hall
540.568.2500
muhonjbx@jmu.edu



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