Minor in Africana and Black Studies

About the Africana and Black Studies Minor

The Africana and Black Studies Minor fosters a sense of community, so you can gain an understanding of the rich and complex history, culture, and contributions of people of African descent. By creating a space for dynamic exploration and critical dialogue, our minor encourages you to have meaningful discussions, engage with diverse perspectives, and build connections with fellow students.

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Why Choose Africana and Black Studies at CWU?

Our minor is dynamic in nature, drawing on various subjects like history, literature, sociology, political science, and others.

This creates a foundation for those who want to engage in social justice and activism efforts. By understanding the historical and contemporary challenges faced by Black communities, you can become a more informed and effective advocate for change.

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How much does this program cost?

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Where can I find more information?

Please visit the CWU Academic Catalog for current information about admission requirements, course descriptions, learner outcomes, and credit information.


Outstanding Educators

Bobby Cummings, PhD., director of the Africana and Black Studies program, is not only the namesake for CWU’s annual Bobby Cummings Lifetime Achievement Diversity Award, but was the first recipient of the award in 2020. Cummings was also honored with CWU’s Distinguished Professor Award for Service in 2011.

Wildcats Do the Work that Moves Our World Forward

Our students are highly engaged, utilizing their knowledge and skills to inform others and create a community.

Student Clubs associated with Black and Africana Studies include:

  • Central African Student Association
  • Black Student Union
  • Sisters CWU

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Africana and Black Studies Program

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