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African American Studies Program

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture Series

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture Series

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture Series

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture Series

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture Series with Renee Watson

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture Series with Renee Watson

From Disappointment to Demands: Converting Wishes to Politics

From Disappointment to Demands: Converting Wishes to Politics

African American Studies Professional Development Luncheon

African American Studies Professional Development Luncheon

2017 MLK Scholarship Award at San Antonio City Hall

2017 MLK Scholarship Award at San Antonio City Hall

2017 Martin Lunter King, Jr. March in San Antonio

2017 Martin Lunter King, Jr. March in San Antonio

Junteenth Day at UTSA

Junteenth Day at UTSA



Purpose of the Program


African America Studies (AAS) is an interdisciplinary academic field focused on the African American experience and the African Diaspora across historical, social, political, and cultural dimensions.

 

Students enrolled in African American Studies obtain theoretical knowledge and practical skills related to working with diverse populations as well as research skills for developing, analyzing, and evaluating policies and practices influencing the African American community.  The program prepares students to become insightful, intellectual, and innovative thinkers and leaders who can work effectively in diverse and challenging contexts.



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Prospective Students


African American Studies (AAS) complements and adds cultural diversity value to all fields of study and professions.  This program helps prepare college students toward pursuing graduate degrees.  Additionally, students engaging in this program will gain insights for working in a variety of professions such as education, business, law, public policy, health care, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields.