The African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) program provides an opportunity for students to engage in focused studies across multiple academic disciplinary areas. Within the program, students can enroll in a variety specified general education course sections developed with an added emphasis on the people of Africa and/or the African diaspora. Additionally, the program draws on the theories and methodologies that will provide a foundation for students to continue their studies in a comparable AADS program at a four-year institution.
Stay on track for your degree program
Liberal Arts (Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences) Area of Study Advisors will help you select your classes, stay on track for your degree program, and make decisions about your educational and career goals. Email or call ahead to schedule an appointment. To maximize academic advising:
African and African Diaspora Studies Careers
Students with this academic background will be better qualified for entry into professional career tracks related to AADS, including careers in international journalism, government, business, law, diplomacy, education, and non-profit and humanitarian work. Employers in a wide range of fields indicate that the skills learned in our program are highly desirable.
Skills Employers Value
For example, a national survey of business and nonprofit leaders by the Association of American Colleges and Universities and the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems reveals
look for candidates
who demonstrate a capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, & solve problems
say it is important
that those they hire demonstrate ethical judgment and integrity and intercultural skills
agree that all college students should acquire broad knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences
Explore countries and cultures around the globe through ACC faculty-led study abroad programs. African and African Diaspora Studies connect participants with other campus opportunities such as Faculty-Led Study Abroad programs. These programs provide invaluable experiences that expand student exposure and understanding of other cultural contexts.
African and African Diaspora Studies Program also encourages direct involvement with the community through a variety of service-learning opportunities. Service-learning enables students and faculty to put the principles of globalization into practice through active involvement with local groups in need of assistance.
Area Of Study Advisors
Liberal Arts (Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences) Area of Study Advisors will help you select your classes, stay on track for your degree program, and make decisions about your educational and career goals. Email or call ahead to schedule an appointment. To maximize academic advising
Additional ACC Resources
ACC provides resources and assistance to help students overcome challenges, complete their education, and find out about employment opportunities.