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The African American Studies Minor (AASM) at UC San Diego is an interdisciplinary minor that examines and leads to an understanding of the experiences of African Americans. The concerns and interests of African Americans have set stage for the advancement of political, educational, social and cultural movement in the United States and in the world.


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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Part-Time Lecturers Needed

The African American Studies Minor Program is accepting applications for part-time lecturer positions to teach "Introduction to African American Studies (AAS 10)" and other African American Studies courses such as Special Topics courses beginning in Fall Quarter 2020 through Spring 2021.

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