Africana Studies

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Africana Studies

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Africana Studies is an academic program that focuses on the political, economic, cultural and social experiences of African peoples and their descendants.  Structured from an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective the minor in Africana Studies examines on the experiences of the peoples of Africa and those peoples in the Americas who are the descendants of Africans to help deepen students' understandings of America itself.

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With its courses, research and experiential learning components, the Africana Studies minor at SUNY Potsdam will equip students with the skills to construct arguments, distinguish opinions from evidence, and make judgements based on knowledge rather than on prejudice and parochialism.