First Doctoral Program in African American Studies to Celebrate 25th year
The Department of African American Studies will celebrate its 25th anniversary of offering the doctorate degree with a conference of outstanding alumni in October and a yearlong intellectual conversation in the discipline with numerous national and international scholars.
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.
- First Doctoral Program in African American Studies to Celebrate 25th year08 Oct 2013October 17th Conference at Temple University celebrates the achievements of the field of African Ame...
- Inspiring Excellence! A Year in Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Ph.D. Program in African American Studies at Temple University01 Oct 2013With support from the College of Liberal Arts, the Graduate School, the Department of Anthropology, ...