Trinity’s minor in Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary approach to studying and understanding the experiences of Africans and people of African descent throughout the Americas, Caribbean, and Latin America. The purpose of the Africana Studies Minor is to introduce students to the interdisciplinary and global understanding of the complex histories and diverse experiences of African people and their descendants. The courses will expand the worldview of students so that they can move beyond the limitations of Western thought about Blackness, migration, community, and human rights.

Students who complete the Africana Studies minor will be better prepared to tackle the rigors of careers in law, social work, media, nursing, education, and nonprofit management. Perhaps more importantly, the Africana Studies minor prepares students to become changemakers prepared to answer the call of Trinity’s mission to advance the principles of equity, justice, and honor.

An Africana Studies concentration is also available in the Global Affairs major program offered in the College of Arts and Sciences.

 

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Degree Level: Undergraduate
Degree Type: Minor
School: College of Arts and Sciences
Format: Weekday
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Examine the history, politics, and cultures of the African and African-descended people across the Diaspora

Trinity’s minor in Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary approach to studying and understanding the experiences of Africans and people of African descent throughout the Americas, Caribbean, and Latin America. The purpose of the Africana Studies Minor is to introduce students to the interdisciplinary and global understanding of the complex histories and diverse experiences of African people and their descendants. The courses will expand the worldview of students so that they can move beyond the limitations of Western thought about Blackness, migration, community, and human rights.

Students who complete the Africana Studies minor will be better prepared to tackle the rigors of careers in law, social work, media, nursing, education, and nonprofit management. Perhaps more importantly, the Africana Studies minor prepares students to become changemakers prepared to answer the call of Trinity’s mission to advance the principles of equity, justice, and honor.

An Africana Studies concentration is also available in the Global Affairs major program offered in the College of Arts and Sciences.

 

Prepare for Success: Potential Careers

Public policy
Foreign Affairs
Law
Business
Education
Public history
Mass communications

The Africana Studies curriculum also prepares students for graduate programs in a variety of social science and humanities disciplines.

Experienced Africana Studies (Minor) Faculty

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