Recent News

Please join us on March 2 from 5-7 in Sims Hall 219 to celebrate the life of Dr. Renate M. 'Rennie' Simson.

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When Renate “Rennie” Simson joined the Syracuse University faculty in 1979 as a full-time instructor, African American studies (AAS) was just being established as a department in the College of Arts and Sciences. It had existed at the University for eight years as a stand-alone program, one that was underfunded and at risk of being discontinued.

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OPPORTUNITIES

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Undergraduate

Department of African American Studies offers the opportunity for study, research, and community involvement in African American Studies and enables students to explore cultural, literary, historical, socioeconomic and other issues affecting African Americans as well as the link with continental Africa and the Caribbean areas.

Graduate Programs

The M.A. in Pan African Studies is a 30-credit program offering students a comprehensive understanding of the global African experience.