Our minor exposes students to the interdisciplinary study of the history, politics, art, experiences, and intellectual traditions of African Americans.
Our courses explore the rich cultural traditions of the evolving Black American life through the study of history, sociology, literature, philosophy, psychology, politics, theology, and the arts. Students are grounded in the fundamentals of African American history. and learn how the African American experience is at the heart of not only our nation’s experience, but also the world’s.
USF's vision to educate students who will fashion a more just and humane world is central to the mission of African American Studies. The minor provides opportunities for students to engage in rigorous examinations of social inequality, change, and justice. These conversations confront students with the moral and political demands of social diversity, which includes class, culture, ethnicity, gender, race, and sexuality. This prepares students to responsibly and respectfully engage in our common pursuit of justice.