Welcome to the African American and African Diaspora Studies at UNCG’s website! I am pleased that you want to know more about our Program.
Since 1982, the AADS Program has been central to UNCG’s goal to provide its increasingly diverse student population with an opportunity to study the cultures, histories, and experiences of the African World–from Africa, to the Americas, the Caribbean, and the Indian Ocean. Currently, we offer a Bachelor’s degree and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate.
Our Program’s professors are from various disciplinary backgrounds, including art history, sociology, English, Performance Studies, history and anthropology. Joined by faculty housed in UNCG departments, their multidisciplinary profiles allow our students to have an authentic interdisciplinary academic experience, which provides them with a foundation for graduate and professional studies in any field they choose to pursue. Our graduates receive entry into medical, law, and graduate schools and pursue careers in education, politics, management, healthcare, writing, performance, and law, among others.
We also strongly encourage our students to pursue disciplinary honors, study abroad, and internships. Many of our students engage in various leadership positions, including as AADS Ambassadors, ADS Club members, and community volunteers. The unique experience of an AADS major is to work one-on-one with ADS faculty as they develop their academic and professional profiles.
We provide multiple opportunities for UNCG students, faculty, staff, and interested community members to learn about people of Africa and of African descent throughout the world. Attend our annual conference (CACE), one of our Conversations with the Community, or one of our lectures.
I hope to see you in one of our classes and/or at one of our events.
Tara T. Green, PhD
Professor and Director
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