Students in Dr. Valandra's class

The AAST program at the University of Arkansas provides a truly interdisciplinary education.  Our courses engage topics such as History, Political Science, English, Sociology, Social Work, Education, Journalism and languages such as Swahili and Portuguese. We offer a holistic view of world history and change.

Further, by studying the African diaspora both at home and abroad, students will discover and examine tools used to organize for positive change and social justice.  AAST courses are some of the most diverse at the University of Arkansas, exposing students to a diversity of people and thought



Diversity ambassador students

Undergraduate Second Major

Pair your core discipline with a second major in AAST.

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AIM conference speaker

Graduate Certificate

Complement your course of study with a graduate certificate.

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AIM participants

AAST Minor

Take a few aast classes to round out your course load!

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