The African American Studies Department (AASD) at the University of Maryland fosters academic excellence in teaching and research on African-American life, history and culture. AASD's commitment to the development of intellectual growth for students and scholars accomplishes an equally important service for the African-American community as a whole: the quantitative analytical skills generic to social science research are put to use in the examination of the socio-economic problems confronting African-American communities in the United States.

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