African American Studies
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AAS Alum Pursues Doctorate in Africology
Dallas-Area Students Visit AAS Classroom
By AAS News Staff
On Saturday, 1 March 2014, African American Studies (AAS)hosted twenty female students from Lancaster High School’s (Dallas, TX) Act Like A Lady: Think Like A Boss program. Mrs. Stephanie Boyce, Master Teacher of Lancaster High School’s English Department and founder of the program, coordinated the event’s logistics, which gave students first-hand exposure to the college experience and classroom environment.
AAS invited the students to its weekend course AAS 2320: Introduction to African American Studies, taught by Professor Aswad Walker. The lecture focused on the African antecedents and historical evolution of African American religion, and the class engaged in a lively debate about the current role and place of theology in African American communities.
Mrs. Boyce, an alumnus of the African American Studies program at UH, founded the program, which provides mentorship and guidance to young ladies through community service, etiquette and character-development lessons, and critical commentary on socially relevant issues.