Welcome to African and African American Studies

Engaged Learning

The minor in African and African American Studies at Loyola invites students to study the histories, cultures, and politics of Africa and the African diaspora in the United States, Caribbean, and Latin America. The program provides a stimulating combination of intellectual rigor, cultural experience, and community engagement through its course offerings and extra-curricular opportunities.

Students are encouraged to participate in various events throughout the semester that address aspects of African and African African experience and explore the urgent issues surrounding race, racism, and privilege in the U.S. and around the world.  A close, collaborative connection with the New Orleans community and a commitment to student study abroad provides ample opportunity for realizing the real world implications of this highly-engaged field of study.