The program in African American Studies offers courses leading to the AA Degree and transfer. The program is designed to give an interdisciplinary approach to the study of people of African descent in the United States. Since the courses generally fall within the history and social science area, the degree is also useful in some social sciences, law, and municipal and state government jobs. Equally important are the advantages the program gives for opportunities to work in community service organizations related to the problems of various minority groups, with specific emphasis on the African American.

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