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So Much More Than a Minor!

The African American Studies Minor (AASM) at the University of California San Diego is an interdisciplinary field of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. AASM is a scholarly examination of African American life, history and culture as it has taken shape within the U.S. and helped to transform the nation.


The African American Studies Program examines Black life in the United States through interdisciplinary, Diasporic frameworks. This approach provides students with robust analytic skills to examine the ways in which African Americans’ multifaceted realities and powerful legacies have shaped and continue to evolve within the current national and international contexts.

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