African-American Studies at the University of Montana prepares students to speak, write, and think critically about social, cultural, and political dynamics within the African-American community. Students who take the minor are equipped for any job that demands a keen awareness of this country's racial fracture lines. Through excellent teaching and creative scholarship, faculty guide students to a deep understanding of the contributions, movements, and identities among African Americans in the U.S. and the world.
The newly named course "AAS/HSTA 141H - Black: Africa to Hip-Hop and Beyond, An introduction" (formerly Introduction to African-American Studies) now fulfills both the H (Historical and Cultural) and the X (Indigenous and Global) general education designations. Students can fulfill both requirements by taking this one course. Sign up now for Fall 2014.
Johnny Barber (right in photo) and Megan Jones are the co-winners of the 2014 Ulysses S. Doss African-American Studies Scholarship. The applicants demonstrated academic excellence, commitment to public service, and the ability to articulate the signifance of African-American Studies. Click here for a link to excerpts from their award-winning essays.
Congratulations to Johnny and Megan!
This chart tells the story of a program on the move. Since its inception in 2003, the AAS minor has grown fivefold!
African-American Studies Program
Tobin Miller Shearer, Director
Phone: (406) 243-6225
32 Campus Drive | Missoula, MT 59812