Black & African Diaspora Studies
You should minor in Black and African diaspora studies if:
- You love history, social studies, English, and civics.
- You’re interested in expanding your understanding of African American history.
- You want to help promote and deepen society’s appreciation for people of African descent.
The Black and African diaspora studies minor will introduce you to the history, culture, and achievements of people of African descent from all around the world.
You will learn about political, economic, and social conditions in different countries. You’ll take courses on intercultural communication, Black history, and African American literature.
This minor will teach you history, but it will also invite you to explore modern societies with a focus on the Black experience.
Black & African Diaspora Studies at UL Lafayette
What's Black & African Diaspora Studies Like?
Group work & collaboration
Our vibrant African American population in is one of the largest in the U.S.
Life in the Black & African Diaspora Studies Minor
Study Ernest J. Gaines' Iconic Works
Study the work of world-renowned author Dr. Ernest J. Gaines, who brought the stories of rural African American communities in South Louisiana to life in his many novels. The “Collection of Ernest J. Gaines” has been entrusted to the University and includes all published and unpublished works in the Ernest J. Gaines Center on campus. Study the legacy of the award-winning author with portrayals of race, community, and culture.
Explore French Culture with Study Abroad
Get a deeper understanding of the connections between France, Africa, and Southern Louisiana through your own real-life experiences in France's cultures.More on study abroad
Engage with Student Organizations
There are many student organizations on campus committed to the success of students of African descent. These include: the African Students Association, the Black Male Leadership Association, Black Student Union, the Black Women’s Leadership Association, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and more.See all student organizations
Apply Your Knowledge with an Internship
On your own, or with the help of a committee, you can find an internship in public history or criminal justice to apply what you’re learning to a professional setting.More on internships