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African and African American Studies

Dartmouth Alums With This Major

  • Business Intelligence Reporting Analyst, DoubleDown Interactive
    (WA, Dartmouth '04)
  • Circulation Manager, Crain Communications
    (NY, Dartmouth '98)
  • Associate Director/ Real Food Rising Director, Utahns Against Hunger
    (UT, Dartmouth '00)
  • Board Liaison and Executive Assistant, Pasadena Playhouse State Theater of California
    (Dartmouth '99)
  • Private High School History Teacher, Dalton High School
    (NY, Dartmouth '08)
  • Financial Analyst, ABL Capital Asset Management
    (LA, Dartmouth '12)
  • Brand Strategy Consultant, Lippincott
    (NY, Dartmouth '10)
  • Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice
    (DC, Dartmouth '98)
  • Director of Ongoing Contact, SEAD (Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth)
    (NH, Dartmouth '11)
  • Lawyer, Simplify the Complex w/ Passion & Purpose
    (MD, Dartmouth '98)
  • Job Development Supervisor, The Lord's Place
    (FL, Dartmouth '01)

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Major Description

Students gain a critical understanding of the history, art and cultures, economics, politics and social organization of the African Diaspora through focused as well as comparative study of Africa, North America and the Caribbean.

Skills Acquired

What is this?

  • Critical Thinking
  • Cultural Competency & Adaptability
  • Creativity and Creative Initiative
  • Research Skills
  • Oral & Written Communication

Possible Career Paths

  • Business
  • Government
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Law
  • Non-profit

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Last Updated: 3/22/13