African-American Studies explores the creation and development of Black life, history, and culture in the United States.

UIS currently offers African-American Studies as an undergraduate minor. The program provides interdisciplinary examinations of the directions and trends of African-American culture from the arrival of the first Africans to the shores of North America.

In addition, the program explores the culture and history of African civilization and society and examines the African Diaspora in Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.

Students enrolled in African-American Studies will receive a broad education in the appreciation of ethnicity, culture, history, and political and social philosophy.

Program Highlights

The African-American Studies program fulfills a unique role at UIS, and so enjoys the following benefits characteristic of its focus:

  • Besides the offered minor, opportunities for applying African-American Studies to a related degree through the Liberal Studies or Individual Option majors
  • A database of online resources for the advancement of African-American study, culture, and welfare

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African-American Studies
University Hall Building 3050
University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407

Phone: (217) 206-6512