Seth N. Asumah, chair
Old Main, Room 207
School of Arts and Sciences
Anne Adams, Africana Studies; Seth N. Asumah, Political Science; Deyquan Bowers, Africana Studies; Evan Faulkenbury, History; Richard Harris, Africana Studies; Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo, Geography; Samuel Kelley, Communication Studies; Kassim Kone, Sociology/Anthropology; Yomee Lee, Kinesiology; Edward Moore, Performing Arts; Mechthild Nagel, Philosophy; Emmanuel Nelson, English; Susan Rayl, Kinesiology; Lewis Rosengarten, Educational Opportunity Program; Hasan Stephens, Africana Studies; Paul van der Veur, Communication Studies
Degrees and Minors
Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies with a concentration in African and African American History
Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies with a concentration in African American Sociological, Political, and Community Development
Bachelor of Arts in Adolescence Education: Social Studies and African American Studies (7-12)
Minor in 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
- 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
- Study Abroad: University of Ghana - Legon, Ghana; United States International University, Kenya; Tubman University, Liberia
- Government service: international, national, state, local
- Social and family services
- Community activism
- Community development: international, state, local
- Degree requirements listed in this catalog apply to all of the majors offered by this department.
- Liberal Arts Requirements: 90 credit hours.