The Department of African-American Studies at Georgia State University offers a Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Arts degree that rests upon a broad field of study of the experiences of Black people and all people of African descent. The curriculum of African-American Studies is interdisciplinary and examines the Black experience through a culturally-relevant and social justice perspective in the social sciences and humanities.

  • Elevate Atlanta-The Art of Organized NoiseOn October 21, 2015, African-American Studies professor, Dr. Maurice J. Hobson, moderated a panel entitled “The Art of Organized Noize” as a part the City of Atlanta and Office of Cultural Affairs’ initiative entitled  ELEVATE: Forever I Love Atlanta  Here,  Dr. Hobson engaged founders of Organized Noize and Dungeon Family founders/members: RicoWade, Pat “Sleepy” Brown, and Ray Murray.  The panel discussed their rise in the hip… more »
  • Photos from RACE AGAINST HIV/AIDS on October 18, 2015Faculty and students from the Department of African-American Studies were honored to participate in the annual Race Against HIV/AIDS walk held in Atlanta, Georgia at Piedmont Park on Oct 18, 2015. Check out some of the great photos from the event!