Welcome to the Africana Studies Program

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The Africana Studies Program (previously the Ethnic Studies Program) offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that contains cross-cultural courses about the experiences of African peoples all over the world, American Indians in the United States, and other ethnic groups in American society.

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General Catalogs
Africana Studies Program description and objectives, career opportunities, degree requirements, course descriptions.

Schedule of Courses
Current and upcoming course offerings - available through the Fresno State Web Portal

Contact Information

Dr. De Anna Reese, Program Coordinator
Science Building, Room 182
Phone: 559.278.2832

Mailing Address: 2555 E. San Ramon M/S SB 69
Fresno CA 93740-8034
Phone: 559.278.2832
Fax: 559.278.7268
Email: dreese@csufresno.edu

Upcoming Events

"Yes...he did!: A Panel Discussion on the Legacy of President Barack Obama"

MondayFebruary 6th in Library Room 2206 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The Martin Luther King Jr./Gunnar Myrdal Lecture Series and the Organization of American Historians present Dr. Brenda Stevenson.

Professor and Nickoll Family Endowed Chair in History at UCLA, Stevenson is an expert on race and gender, U.S. race riots, and southern and African-American history during the colonial and antebellum eras. The title of her presentation is "Images of Diverse Womanhood in Late Twentieth-Century Urban America". Please join us on MondayFebruary 27th Time from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Leon S. and Pete Peters Educational Center.

Fresno State/Gunnar Myrdal Lecture Series Presents Dr. Clayborne Carson. "Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Ongoing struggle for Freedom" February 11, 2016 from 6:00pm-7:30pm in the Peters Educational Center Auditorium. 

The Africana Studies Program and the Jewish Studies Certificate Program Present Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race. 
Discussant: Caitlin Parker
Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 6:00pm-9:30pm in Engineering East 191. 

The Africana STudies Program presents "President Obama & Black Lives Matter: Smashing Post Racial Myths" 

Panel & discussion about President Obama's second term and last year in the White House. 
Tuesday, February 23rd 2016 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the Peter's building room 191. 

The 22nd Annual College of Social Sciences Convocation will be held May 20, 2016.  Please visit the College of Social Sciences website: http://www.fresnostate.edu/socialsciences/news/index.html  in Spring 2016 for more information.