Africana Studies Department
Dual Major in Adolescence Education: Social Studies and African American Studies (7-12)
Perhaps you’d like to be a social studies teacher, but you’re also interested in African American studies. This major lets you combine your passion for learning about Africa and the African Diaspora — U.S., the Caribbean and Latin America — as you study to teach in grades 7-12.
- Teaching adolescence social studies
- Professional schools such as law or social work
- Government and non-profit agencies and organizations
What Will I Learn?
- Historical and cultural training that emphasizes critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills to effectively serve the Africana world in particular and humanity in general
- Multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary courses that expose you to a wide array of contrasting thought
- To debate important contrasting controversies in the discipline
- Teacher preparation to effectively manage grades 7-12 classrooms
- Distinguished and award-winning faculty
- Credit-bearing internships
- Kente Cloth Ceremony at graduation
- Fulbright awardees
- Scholarship support in African American Chorale
College is more than a classroom. Enhance your experience with extracurricular opportunities.
Independent research with a faculty mentor is a central part of your academic experience. You will have opportunities to present your research at national conferences or to co-author a scholarly paper with your professor. You also can gain first-hand knowledge of Africa through study abroad programs in Ghana and Kenya.