The Africa & African-American Studies (AAAS) Program at Rollins began in 1986 when members of the anthropology and modern language departments came together to investigate the possibility of creating an academic minor to explore the impact of Africa and African-American culture on the western experience.
The Africa and African-American Studies program at Rollins brings together faculty, staff, and students in a curricular program designed to promote a greater understanding of the social, economic, and political conditions related to Africa and the African-American experience.
The AAAS program offers a number of courses in a variety of disciplines ranging from history, anthropology, religion, music, modern languages, critical media and cultural studies and sociology. The faculty involved in our program share a commitment to an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the people, institutions, and concerns linking African diaspora.
Closely aligned with Rollins’ mission of educating students for global citizenship and responsible leadership, the AAAS program promotes an inclusive worldview that acknowledges the African legacy on western traditions, culture, and people.