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College of Humanities & Sciences

African-American Studies


African-American Studies at the University of Montana prepares students to speak, write, and think critically about social, cultural, and political dynamics within the African-American community. Students who take the minor are equipped for any job that demands a keen awareness of this country's racial fracture lines. Through excellent teaching and creative scholarship, faculty guide students to a deep understanding of the contributions, movements, and identities among African Americans in the U.S. and the world.

Doss Scholarship Application Open

Sophomore and Junior AAS minors are invited to apply to the $1,200 Doss Scholarship due Friday, March 27, 2015, at 5:00 p.m.

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The African-American Studies course that can't be found anywhere else in the U.S.

Professor Tobin Miller Shearer’s class, “Prayer and Civil Rights,” presents research Professor Shearer was able to conduct while participating in a National Endowment for the Humanities seminar in Jackson, Mississippi this summer.


Read more about the Prayer and Civil Rights class. »

New Course Offers Gen Ed Double Dipping

The newly named course "AAS/HSTA 141H - Black: Africa to Hip-Hop and Beyond, An introduction" (formerly Introduction to African-American Studies) now fulfills both the H (Historical and Cultural) and the X (Indigenous and Global) general education designations. Students can fulfill both requirements by taking this one course. Sign up now for Fall 2014.

University of Montana

African-American Studies Program

Tobin Miller Shearer, Director

Phone: (406) 243-6225

32 Campus Drive | Missoula, MT 59812