African American Studies

Welcome

The African American Studies Program offers a minor for undergraduate students enrolled at UTSA.  The mission of the African American Studies program is to promote academic and professional excellence through the enhancement of cultural competency skills, enrichment of theoretical knowledge, and advancement of critical thinking related to multiple facets of the African American experience and the African Diaspora.


About African American Studies

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

African American Studies (AAS) both complements and adds cultural diversity value to all fields of study and professions.  The program also prepares undergraduate students interested in pursuing graduate education.  Additionally, students engaging in this program gain insights into working in a variety of professions such as education, business, law, public policy, health care, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields.


Minor in African American Studies

AAS-MLK-March.pngThe Minor in African American Studies program 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.

 

 

 

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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.
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.
  • Community Organizing/Leadership

  • Race and Education

  • Critical Race Studies

  • Education and Human Rights

  • Diversity and Equity

  • Diversity and Community Contexts

Contact Us

Karla Broadus
Program Coordinator
(210) 458-4350
Driana Galvan
Senior Administrative Associate
210-458-6277

College of Education and Human Development
Main Building | One UTSA Circle | San Antonio, TX 78249
Phone: 210-458-4370 | education@utsa.edu