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African and American Diaspora Studies

Tracey Owens Patton, Director
111 Ross Hall
Phone: (307) 766-2481
Website: http://www.uwyo.edu/aads/

Professors:

JACQUELINE BRIDGEMAN, B.A. Stanford University 1996; J.D. University of Chicago 1999; Associate Professor of Law 2006, 2002.
TRACEY OWENS PATTON, B.A. Colorado State University 1993; M.A. 1996; Ph.D. University of Utah 2000; Professor of Communication and Journalism 2012, 2003.

Associate Professors:

ULRICH ADELT, M.A. University of Hamburg, Germany 2000; Ph.D. University of Iowa 2007; Associate Professor of American Studies 2015, 2009.
DARRELL D. JACKSON,
B.A. College of William and Mary 1987; J.D. George Mason University School of Law 1990; Ph.D. University of Colorado School of Education 2011; Associate Professor of Law 2015, 2013.
DEBORAH L. MCGRIFF,
B.S. University of Nebraska-Lincoln 1976; M.S.W. University of Nebraska-Omaha 1981; Ph.D. University of Wyoming 1999; Associate Professor of Counselor Education 2008, 2002.

Assistant Professors:

ERIN FORBES, B.A. Reed College 2002; Ph.D. Princeton University 2009; Assistant Professor of English 2009.
KERRY PIMBLOTT, B.A. Kings College London 2005; Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign 2012; Assistant Professor of Global and Area Studies and History 2014.
MARCUS WATSON,
B.S. SUNY Brockport 1995; M.A. Cornell University 2005; Ph.D. 2009; Assistant Professor of Global and Area Studies 2010.

Assistant Academic Professional Lecturer:

MARY L. KELLER, B.A. Williams College 1987; M.A. Syracuse University 1992; Ph.D. 2002.

Lecturer:

LUCAS STRICKER, B.A. University of Wyoming 2005; M.F.A. 2007.

African and American Diaspora Studies

The African and American Diaspora Studies Program, through an interdisciplinary course of study, examines the experiences of African Americans in the Western United States, in the context of Africa and its Diaspora in Europe and the Americas.

Undergraduate Studies

The population of Black American has nearly doubled in Wyoming since the year 2000. As the population becomes more diverse it is important to provide students with a background in multicultural relations so that they are prepared for the global workforce. We intend to provide students with the necessary knowledge to prepare them to participate in an increasingly interconnected world. Therefore, African and American Diaspora Studies offers a bachelor of arts (B.A.) and an undergraduate minor in African and American Diaspora Studies.

Students may access a copy of the undergraduate major and minor check sheets at www.uwyo.edu/aads/major-minor/index.html.

African and American Diaspora Studies Major

The B.A. in African and American Diaspora Studies consists of 35 credit hours:

  • 15 credit hours of core course requirements
  • 3 credit hours of a lower division (1000- or 2000- level) AAST course (excludes core courses)
  • 6 credit hours of upper division (3000- or 4000-level) AAST courses - internships are highly recommended
  • 3 credit hours of a lower division or upper division AAST course (excludes core courses)
  • 8 credit hours of a single foreign language

African and American Diaspora Studies Minor

The minor in African and American Diaspora Studies consists of 21 credit hours:

  • 9 credit hours of core course requirements
  • 9 credit hours of electives (excludes core courses)
  • 3 credit hours of senior thesis seminar (AAST 4975, Capstone)

Thematic tracks in the major or minor are optional:

  • History
  • Culture & Aesthetics
  • Politics & Law
  • Rhetoric & English
  • Religion & Philosophy
  • Media Studies

At present, no program for graduate degrees in African American and Diaspora Studies is offered; however, some courses may be counted at the graduate level.

African and American Diaspora Studies (AAST) Courses


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