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African American Studies

The minor in African American Studies is designed to underscore the contributions of people of African descent to American history and to emphasize the importance of diversity to the Corps of Cadets. Through the interdisciplinary study of history, politics, literature, and sociology the program aims to highlight the significance of race, gender, and ethnicity and to encourage an appreciation for cultural heritage while promoting excellence in teaching, research, and community service. It further aims:
  1. To improve studentsí knowledge of the African-American experience.
  2. To cultivate studentsí ability to think critically, to express themselves effectively, and to respect cultural and gender diversity.
  3. To encourage faculty to share their expertise with the community and to maintain a community service component which promotes special classes, symposia, forums; the result will be a contribution to the intellectual, cultural, and spiritual growth of The Citadel and the community.

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