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SUNY Buffalo State is rich in history and resources for the minor in African and African American Studies.

For additional information about the AAS program, please contact:

Dr. Christienna Fryar
Coordinator of the African and African American Studies Program

Why minor in African and African American Studies?

African and African American studies offers students the opportunity to examine the contributions of Africa and the Black Diaspora to the global community.  By choosing relevant courses, students can add an understanding of African and African diaspora literature, customs, history, politics, and economics to their studies in other disciplines.


What you'll learn

Students who complete the African And African American studies minor learn the role that the people of Africa have played in countries all over the world. People of African descent live not only in the United States, but also in Canada, the Caribbean islands, Europe and South America. Brazil, for example, is home to more people of African descent than the United States.

This minor focuses on Africana studies, which includes the study of African, African American, and Caribbean people and their impact on a broad range of disciplines, including but not limited to, anthropology, art, history, culture, language and literature, political science, sociology, and women's studies.


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African and African American Studies

Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Classroom Building C220
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-6521