African-American/Africana Studies (AAAS) students are curious, innovative thinkers. They strive to learn how the lives, voices and perspectives of black people have shaped the world and have been shaped by it. Historical periods, contemporary movements, community values, cultural expression, geopolitical issues— these and other subjects unfold through courses in this interdisciplinary program.
Coursework has motivated Ursinus students and recent graduates to study in Africa or to pursue careers in urban education and youth mentorship. Some AAAS students have worked with faculty to conduct and write important research.
“Education is that whole system of human training within and without the school house walls, which molds and develops men.” ~W. E. B. Du Bois