African-American Studies

Students in the African American Studies minor will examine, compare and contrast African American perspectives with those of other American cultures. 

Why Study This Program?

At Millersville University, diversity of thought and culture are essential elements of in the overall education experience. The African American Studies minor pulls these issues into the classroom where students learn about the history and culture of African Americans through current issues, theories and research. Faculty-student and student-student collaboration are a centerpiece of this minor.

It is both essential and beneficial for all students to have a multicultural perspective on themselves and the world around them. The African American Studies minor presents opportunities to examine, compare and contrast African American perspectives and those of other American cultures.

What Will You Learn?

As an 18-credit interdisciplinary program, students within the African American Studies minor will take classes on the history, literature, psychology and sociology of African American culture, and the idea of racism in an individual and institutional setting.

Courses will emphasize African American perspectives and develop critical thinking and written and oral communication skills within the discipline and across other disciplines. The minor can complement many majors. Fifteen of the 18 required credits satisfy General Education requirements.