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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.

Mission

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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