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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 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

Professor Thomas-Whit Ellis, Program Coordinator
Science Building, Room 148 
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

Are you graduating this academic year? If so, please visit the African American Recognition Ceremony web link below:

Upcoming Events

AFRS 144: Race Relations in the Dominican Republic

Come join us on this faculty-led short-term international travel study program where you will learn about the historical and contemporary African Diaspora, while visiting the beautiful island of the Dominican Republic (DR). The course runs from May 18 to June 5 and we will travel and visit the Dominican Republic from May 21 until May 29. Upon successful completion, the course fulfills G.E. Area ID. Proof of a valid passport is required prior to the trip.  

Program Price: $2461 (for matriculating Fresno State students); additional scholarships may also be available. Contact Drs. Brunson or Reese for more information.