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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.

Undergraduate

Africa Initiative

The Africa Initiative of Syracuse University is a University campus-wide project located in the Department of African American Studies in The College of Arts and Sciences. The purpose of the Initiative is to focus on Africa as an important site of knowledge by highlighting teaching, research and publication work by Syracuse University scholars representing a variety of disciplines including the arts, humanities, social & natural sciences, mathematics, engineering and others.

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GRADUATE

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

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Latest News

Students in the Department of African American Studies win Awards for Their Research

Apr 17, 2019, 12:00 AM

Miss Courtney Carr, a Pan-African Studies student in the Department of African American Studies won the Carol Mills Young Study Abroad Scholarship given by the College Language Association (CLA) at th...

**SAVE THE DATE** John L. Johnson Lecture: “Chicago and the Black Arts Movement"

Feb 28, 2019, 6:00 PM

Welcome everyone. Save the date for AAS's fourth John L. Johnson Lecture. It takes place on March 20 at 5pm at a venue TBD. It features Thabiti Lewis, Associate Professor of English and African Americ...