About the Symbols:

The Sankofa Bird means "return and retrieve" and the Nkyinkyim Symbol is the symbol of initiative, dynamism and versatility (which literally means, to turn oneself around in all aspects of life).

The hand-woven Kente Cloth is used by the Akan for personal adornment, and also metaphorically as a powerful expressive medium of communication.

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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, 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

Job Opportunity:

Assistant Professor, Sociology/Africana Studies

Contact Information

Dr. De Anna Reese, Program Coordinator
Paulette Morrow, Administrative Support 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

Upcoming Events

The 21st Annual College of Social Sciences Convocation will be held May 15, 2015.  Please visit the College of Social Sciences website:  in Spring 2015 for more information.