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About the African American Studies Department

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Mission of the African American Studies Department

There is an ever-increasing demand for college graduates who are equipped to work in global and multicultural environments. Ohio University's Department of African American Studies offers a distinctive program that focuses on the African American experience regionally, nationally, and globally. It offers a solid program of study that draws from a range of academic fields including history, sociology, psychology, political science, economics, literature, art, music, and media.

Established in 1969, the Department of African American Studies at Ohio University is one of the oldest programs in the United States. For more than three decades, the Department has been enriching the educational experience for all students at Ohio University. Many of our majors have gone on to graduate school and carved for themselves influential careers in a variety of fields, including law, the performing arts, international affairs, religion, politics, education, and business. Our faculty members have made valuable contributions to the field of African American and African Studies in the United States and around the world.

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