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African American Studies

The African American Studies program at the College of Charleston prepares students for academic excellence and social responsibility through the study of African American history and culture.

As an interdisciplinary minor focused on the study of the African American experience, African American Studies aims to provide students an understanding of the history and culture of African Americans and to introduce students to the diversity of African American experience in a variety of disciplines. Students who minor in African American Studies can acquire careers in the field as teachers, in community development, in social service agencies and in public administration. Students who minor in African American Studies also gain excellent preparation for graduate and professional school.