African-American studies is a long-awaited milestone for students

With the African-American studies minor launching fall 2019, students received the addition with sighs of relief and longing.

Many students view the new minor as a step toward a more inclusive university but others are disappointed the university took so long to take action. Black Women United President Kayla Thompson thinks Texas State is headed in the right direction, but she wishes she could have gotten the chance to minor in African-American studies before her senior year.

“I think it’s long overdue, but I’m happy it’s happening,” Thompson said. “I think it’ll have a lasting effect (on black students) because we will finally have people we can relate to in class.”

The minor will require 18 hours including two prerequisite courses, leaving space for four electives…

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