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African-American Studies


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.

Af-Am Intro Course Earns New Name and Gen Ed Designation

The name of AAS/HSTA 141 "Intro to African-American Studies" has been changed to "Black: Africa to Hip-Hop and Beyond, An introduction." The rubric and class number remain the same, but the title has changed to better reflect the state of the discipline and the course content.

The course now also 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. We will offer it again in Fall 2014.

AAS Soup and Pie Night Scheduled For Thursday, April 17

The African-American Studies twice annual soup and pie night has been scheduled for Thursday, April 17, at 6:00 p.m. The event is open to any student in an African-American studies class, Af-Am minors, faculty in the program, and their friends.

The event is held at the home of African-American Studies Director, Tobin Miller Shearer.

Look for more information on the menu closer to the event.

Af-Am Minor Posts Record Growth

This chart tells the story of a program on the move. Since its inception in 2003, the AAS minor has grown fivefold!

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University of Montana

African-American Studies Program

Tobin Miller Shearer, Director

Phone: (406) 243-6225

32 Campus Drive | Missoula, MT 59812