Explore African and African American Studies, Get Scholarships and Study Abroad

Explore African and African American Studies, Get Scholarships and Study Abroad
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Did you know that the U of A's African and African American Studies (AAST) program provides a truly interdisciplinary education, with a focus on topics like history, political science, English, sociology, social work, education, journalism and languages such as Swahili and Portuguese?
And, by studying the African diaspora both at home and abroad, students will discover and examine tools used to organize for positive change and social justice.  

No other program at the U of A offers such a holistic view of world history and change or helps students discover as much diversity of people and thought. 

"Through the study of the histories, cultures and contemporary experiences of the African diaspora, we examine the important role that race has played in the creation of the world in which our students live," said Najja K. Baptist, the program's director and assistant professor of political science.

"We strive to advance social consciousness, promote equity and support the highest level of academic excellence through critical and global thinking in the classroom and beyond," he added.

Learn more on the AAST website and meet some of our many successful students. Sign up for an AAST major or minor today by visiting fulbright.uark.edu/program-update.

You can also stop by the main AAST office at 230 Memorial Hall and check out its lounge and study area, conference room and beautiful patio.

Be sure you also sign up for one of AAST's numerous scholarship opportunities - ranging from tuition dollars, to study abroad possibilities and more. Annual scholarships are open now through March 1, so sign up soon.

For more information, contact aast@uark.edu or call 479-575-2872.

You can also follow us on Instagram @uarkaast.

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