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Program Overview

The African American Studies minor is an important component of Frostburg State University’s goal to provide students with a liberal education, which will equip them to navigate in an increasingly multicultural and globally integrated world.

The program seeks to fill the void created by the frequent omission or inadequate treatment of the African and African-American perspective in traditional disciplines. This program provides a special opportunity for study and research focusing on the rich and complex African/African-American heritage.

As an interdisciplinary program, African American Studies at FSU draws from the content and data accumulated in the humanities, including creative and performing arts, and sciences.

Institutions directly affecting the African-American community are also examined.

Program Objectives

The African-American Studies Program allows students to explore and evaluate elements of world and U.S. History which are often overlooked.

This approach

  • Gives students a deeper appreciation for the rich ethnic heritage which is part of the American mosaic.
  • Shows insight into the relationships between African-Americans and society
  • Addresses the collective experience of Africans of the Diaspora who, despite slavery and colonialism, rose to impressive heights in the arts and sciences.
  • Highlights the continuous struggle for cultural preservation and economical survival.