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The Department of African American Studies

The Department of Africa American Studies at Syracuse University offers students a variety of opportunities for study, research, community involvement and study abroard in African American Studies. AAS is interdisciplinary in its orientation. The AAS core curriculum is designed to enable students to engage, analyze and create knowledge involving African Americans as well as linkages with areas of the Caribbean and continental Africa.

Regular AAS course offerings are available in art, drama, film, history,literature, orature, pan africanism, political science, religion, sociology, theater, women's studies, writing and creative writing. In addition, seminars are offered on a variety of topics. The diverse expertise of the faculty, course cross-listing with traditional departments, SU Abroad in Zimbabwe, Paris, France and the Caribbean, curricular links with the School of Education, and AAS community internships enhance the department's interdisciplinary approach.

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Upcoming Events

AAS MLK Lecture at Maxwell Auditorium on February 26 at 4 pm. Barbara D. Savage, "Race, Religion, & Politics in the Age of Obama"