Welcome to The Georgetown University African American Studies Program!

The African American Studies Program is a vibrant and vital program of critical inquiry. A minor in African American Studies allows undergraduate students at Georgetown University to examine from numerous disciplinary perspectives the experiences and contributions of people of African descent in the United States. The minor affords students the opportunity to broaden their academic experience by studying the historical, cultural, economic, political, religious, literary, and social contributions and developments of African Americans. The minor's interdisciplinary methodology encourages students to make connections and think critically and creatively across traditional disciplinary boundaries. Through its rigorous academic offerings, the minor helps to prepare students for entry into an increasingly diverse work force and a society where diversity is a valuable resource.