SUNY Buffalo State is rich in history and resources for the major and minor Africana Studies.
For additional information about the Africana Studies program, please contact:
Dr. Ken Orosz
Coordinator of the Africana Studies Program
Colonialism and imperialism have defined Africa’s collective past, affecting almost every aspect of societal life—from economics to culture.
Africana Studies offers students the opportunity to examine the contributions of Africa and the Black Diaspora to the global community. By choosing relevant courses, students can add an understanding of African and African diaspora literature, customs, history, politics, philosophy, and economics to their studies in other disciplines.
Students who complete either the major or minor in Africana Studies learn the role that the people of Africa have played in countries all over the world. People of African descent live not only in the United States, but also in Canada, the Caribbean islands, Europe and South America. Brazil, for example, is home to more people of African descent than the United States.
The Africana Studies program includes the study of African, African American, and Caribbean people and their impact on a broad range of disciplines, including but not limited to, anthropology, art, history, culture, language and literature, philosophy, political science, sociology, and women's studies.
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