WELCOME TO AFRICAN & AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES, A PROGRAM IN THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSNATIONAL STUDIES
African and African American Studies at the University at Buffalo replicates the experience of a small liberal arts college in the midst of a major research university. We invite students looking for the advantages of being part of the department that combines personal attention with a wide choice of courses on the African American, Africa, and Caribbean experience. The curriculum emphasizes an interdisciplinary perspective that contributes to mastering the research, writing and critical thinking skills necessary in a society in which higher education plays such a crucial role. At the same time our students are encouraged to refine and develop their individual interests that stem from the extensive understanding of the field the department’s offerings provide.
African and African American Studies at UB currently offers a major and minor in African and African American Studies to all undergraduates.
The degree in African and African American Studies combines a specific focus on an important academic discipline with broad training in the social sciences and humanities. The expertise in African and African American Studies together with broad intellectual training in themes universal to liberal arts help to develop the skills necessary in various professional areas, such as education, media, human resources, publishing, federal and local government institutions, non-governmental organizations, research institutions, social services, etc.
News and Events
Check out the African and African Diasporic Film Festival, every Thursday in October! All films are free and open to the public; the festival will be held on UB’s North Campus, in 120 Clemens Hall [room 120] from 5-7pm. Visit out News and Events page for more information on each film.
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