African and African American Studies
African and African American studies offers an interdisciplinary minor that encompasses the study of Africa and its peoples, the global dispersal of Africans as enslaved labor or voluntary immigrants, and the historical and contemporary experiences of African Americans in the United States. The minor consists of courses drawn from across the spectrum of academic opportunities offered in the humanities and social sciences at Sewanee. It encourages students to reflect on the significance of race and its intersection with class, gender, ethnicity, religion, and sexuality in shaping the historical and contemporary experiences and contributions of peoples of African descent. Students pursuing the minor choose one of two tracks: a) an Africa and the African diaspora track that focuses on the peoples of the African continent; or, b) an African American studies track that encompasses the history and culture of black peoples in the United States.