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African American and Diaspora Studies

Understand, Engage, Transform

African American and Diaspora Studies (AADS) offers undergraduates an opportunity to engage in an interdisciplinary examination of the history, culture, and life of African Americans and the African diaspora from ancient times to the present day. The African diaspora includes all people of African descent, not only in the United States but also in the Caribbean, the Americas, on the African continent, and in Europe. AADS is also directly tied to the African and African American community in Laramie, offering a unique opportunity for interaction between the students who attend the university and the community at large. Students who major or minor in AADS will be prepared to pursue careers in management, communication, non-profit organizations, education, and politics, among other fields. Perhaps, more importantly, UW graduates with a background in African American and Diaspora Studies will find themselves ready to participate in a rapidly changing world where multicultural training and a deep appreciation for diversity will help students succeed in whatever path they choose. Famous majors with degrees in African American Studies include Angela Bassett (actress) and Mae Jemison (NASA astronaut).

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School of Culture, Gender & Social Justice | African American & Diaspora Studies

Dept. 4297 1000 E. University Ave.,
Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2733


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