African-American Studies Minor Launched | Bridgewater State University

Students can explore how African-Americans have influenced the country and ponder events and topics from different perspectives as part of a new minor.

Through the new program, students discover African-Americans’ history, experiences and culture, understand more about race and partake in wide-ranging discussions.

“It’s that transformative experience for a lot of students,” said Dr. Emily Field, assistant professor of English and coordinator of the minor.

Students learn to ask about African-Americans’ perspectives and influence and study topics in new ways. Students of color learn about stories of their history, said Dr. Field.  

The minor, which began this semester, complements the vibrant African-American student groups on campus, she said.

Organizers think it fits well with majors…

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