African and African American Studies
Provides you with an interdisciplinary introduction to the study of people of African descent as a central component of American culture.
What You'll Study
The mission of the undergraduate program in African and African American Studies is to provide students with an interdisciplinary introduction to the study of people of African descent as a central component of American culture. Courses in the major promote research across disciplinary and departmental boundaries as well as provide students with research training and community service learning opportunities. Courses of study are drawn from anthropology, art, art history, economics, education, drama, history, languages, linguistics, literature, music, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, and sociology among others. The program provides an intellectual background for students considering graduate school or professional careers. We aim to provide students with an outstanding, rigorous, and engaging intellectual experience in which students acquire analytic skills grounded in a traditional discipline as well as interdisciplinary skills of investigation and research. African American Studies offers training of special interest to those considering admission to graduate or professional schools and careers in education, literary studies journalism, law, business, international relations, politics, psychology, anthropology, social science, theatre, performing arts and cultural studies, among many others.
- The Program in African & African American Studies
- School of Humanities & Sciences
- Learn more about African and African American Studies in the Stanford Bulletin
- See IntroSems Related to this Major
Black Matters: Introduction to Black Studies
Race, Ethnicity, and Linguistic Diversity in Classrooms: Sociocultural Theory and Practices (CSRE 103B, EDUC 103B, EDUC 337)
Introduction to English III: Introduction to African American Literature (AMSTUD 12A, ENGLISH 12A)