Arts and Sciences
Seth N. Asumah (Chair); William Buxton, Literacy; Adrian Hull, Political Science; Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo, Geography; Michelle Kelly, Foundations and Social Advocacy; Samuel Kelley, Communication Studies; Kassim Kone, Sociology/Anthropology; Christopher Latimer, Political Science; Yomee Lee, Kinesiology; Matthew Lessig, English; Edward Moore, Performing Arts; Peggy Murphy, Political Science; Mechthild Nagel, Philosophy; Emmanuel Nelson, English; Susan Rayl, Kinesiology; Keith Smith, Educational Opportunity Program (EOP); Paul van der Veur, Communication Studies
Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Adolescence Education: Social Studies and African American Studies (7-12)
African American Studies with a concentration in African and African American History
African American Studies with a concentration in African American Sociological, Political, and Community Development
Adolescence Education: Social Studies and African American Studies (7-12)
African American Studies
The African American Studies Program is the oldest of the ethnic studies programs at SUNY Cortland, dating back to 1975 when it was founded as the Department of Black Studies.
Students who major in African American studies may choose a concentration in African and African American history or in African American sociological, political, and community development. Thirty-six hours are required for the major. Students may also minor in African American studies, an 18-hour program. Majors may combine courses in African American Studies with a professional sequence to qualify for initial certification as social studies teachers for grades 7-12.
- Faculty who have won distinguished awards in teaching
- Faculty who have won Chancellors awards in service
- Fulbright awardees
- Nationally and internationally recognized faculty
- Credit-bearing internships
- Study abroad experiences at the University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana and the United States International University, Kenya.
- Adolescence education — social studies and African American studies career in high school teaching
- Scholarship support in African American Chorale
- Research with faculty, conferences and publication
- Government service: national, state, local
- Social and family services
- Community activism
- Community development
- Degree requirements listed in the General Education section apply to all of the majors offered by this department.
- Liberal Arts Requirements: 90 credit hours.