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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

Interested in learning about how the African diaspora intersects with Caribbean and Latin American history and culture? If so, consider taking AFRS 144 Race and Relations in May 2020. The course will include a one week visit to the Dominican Republic. For more information contact Drs. Brunson and Reese.