In a very real sense, American culture is multicultural. Our food, our music, our ways of dressing, our literature, and our sciences reflect the ways in which various cultures have contributed to this rich mixture we call "America." The African and African-American studies major aims to nurture in students an understanding of the diversity that makes for human culture, an understanding that will foster respect for difference.
This program is housed in the History Department but comprises of courses taught across the UCA campus in art, communications, history, literature, music, philosophy and religion, political science, sociology, world languages, and writing. Thus, it gives students an interdisciplinary understanding of the history and cultures of Africa, the effects of colonialism and slavery on those cultures and on the United States and the Caribbean nations, including the contributions of Africans to the culture of America.
Course offerings in African/African-American Studies
AFAM 1330 Introduction to African & African-American Studies