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Department of African American Studies University of Illinois Springfield



What You Can Do With This Degree

Students learn critical thinking skills valuable for any career. An African-American Studies minor complements any Bachelor’s degree, not just those geared to working with the African-American community. Study of a culture signals to potential employers that a graduate has received a well-rounded liberal education in addition to professional training. Most courses are writing intensive and allow for innovative research projects. This minor teaches students critical thinking skills and an interdisciplinary methodology that serve as assets to any career.

In addition, the history, literature, and culture of African-American peoples are crucial to the fabric of the American story—and that of the greater world civilization. African-American Studies enriches our understanding of humanity itself; it is, in short, food for the soul.

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University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407



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