An interdisciplinary minor, African and African Diaspora studies is an integrative program intended to deepen students’ understanding of a region of the world, and of widely dispersed cultural traditions, that are of increasing significance to global economics, health policy, international development, and Christian theology. A broad choice of courses is offered, making it possible to adapt the minor to a variety of major programs in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts. The minor program encompasses study both of Africa and its peoples and of the dispersal of Africans to Europe and the Americas through forced migration and voluntary immigration. Accordingly, students may choose one of two tracks: one that focuses on Africa and the other on the African Diaspora, primarily in the new world. E. Washington of the History Department serves as the director of the AADS minor. D. Hoekema (Philosophy) and E. Washington (History) serve as advisors for this program.