Afrocentricity: Majoring in African American Studies
The Department of African American Studies offers full-time graduate work leading to a Master’s and PhD in African American Studies. The graduate programs at Temple are trans-continental and trans-generational in their integrated approach to domestic and international issues in African phenomena. Learn more about our graduate program.
Excellence: Exploring and Applying Best Principles
For more than 40 years, the Department of African American Studies at Temple University has been providing students with a textured intellectual experience through the systematic Afrocentric study of the thought, behavior and practices of African people in the Americas, the Caribbean and the continent of Africa. Learn more about our undergraduate program.
About The Department
The Department of African American Studies becomes an intellectual arena in which students learn to critically examine, analyze, interpret and affect the experiences, traditions, and dynamics of people of African descent, and by extension, to develop a fuller understanding of humankind.The Department’s guiding philosophy is African-centered in that we believe that an understanding of the specific cultural and historical experiences of a people must guide and inform any productive analysis and interpretation of that people’s past and present, and must guide any viable directives that are offered for their future.
- Faculty Positions Announcement for Fall 2014-2015 Academic Year28 Jan 2014The African American Studies Department is searching to fill 2 full-time, Non-Tenure Track faculty l...
- Nelson Mandela is an Ancestor10 Dec 2013Africa has lost one of its greatest sons. On December 5, 2013, Nelson Mandela went home to the Ances...