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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.

If you have any questions about the AAAD Studies Minor, please contact the minor coordinator: 

Kathryn Hobson
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
540.568.7307
hobsonkd@jmu.edu 

Introduction to the AAAD Undergraduate Minor

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