African-American Studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of African people that recognizes the multiple social, cultural and political factors affecting the lives of African people worldwide. Our interdisciplinary field of study, offers students tools of analysis in the social sciences and humanities as applied to the experiences of Black people domestically and globally. The Department of African- American Studies provides students with the intellectual origins, research methods, and theoretical models of our discipline. We provide the knowledge and skills necessary for the study of group cultures, and learning that engages the community, promotes social responsibility, social justice, and well as a curriculum that contributes to the goals of education in a multicultural society. In addition to our core Faculty and courses, our students have access to the faculty and courses of other departments, schools, and institutes within the university contributing to a wide-ranging and dynamic academic experience. Please see the Georgia State University undergraduate catalog for the official university guidelines.