CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE,
SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND GLOBAL EXPERIENCES

The African and African American Studies Program (AAST) at the University of Arkansas is an interdisciplinary program that expands on the core disciplines of a traditional liberal arts education. We explore the legacy of the African diaspora and African descended people's global experiences. We strive to advance social consciousness, promote equity, and support the highest level of academic excellence through critical and global thinking in the classroom and beyond. 

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Diversity ambassador students 

Undergraduate Second Major

There are a number of benefits to gain in pairing your core discipline with a second major in AAST.

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AIM conference speaker 

Graduate Certificate

A number of graduate students complement their course of study with a graduate certifcate in African and African American Studies.

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AIM participants  

AAST Minor

Consider taking a few AAST classes to round out your course load!

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Dr. Valandra


MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dr. Valandra

As we celebrate our 50th anniversary this year, the African and African American Studies program will continue to solidify its value as an integral asset to the University of Arkansas. You're invited to join in the celebration -- we have a number of special events in store over the course of the year. You can also learn a little about our history as a program at the University of Arkansas. 

 

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