Skip to main content Skip to main navigation Skip to footer content

Africana Studies Program

Welcome to the Africana Studies Program


The Africana Studies Program (previously the Ethnic Studies Program) offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that contains cross-cultural courses about the experiences of African peoples all over the world and other ethnic groups in American society.

gold bar separating content

Africana Studies stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, and our colleagues in the College of Social Science, and California Faculty Association. Read our statement of support here.

AFRS 180T Justice in Film



General Catalogs

Africana Studies Program description and objectives, career opportunities, degree requirements, course descriptions.

Schedule of Courses

Current and upcoming course offerings - available through the Fresno State Web Portal

Contact Information

Dr. Meta Schettler, Program Coordinator
Science Building, Room 182 
Office: 559.278.2832
Direct: 559.278.4593
Fax: 559.278.7268
Download CV 


Mailing Address:
2555 E. San Ramon M/S SB 69
Fresno CA 93740-8034


Are you graduating this academic year? If so, please visit the African American Recognition Ceremony web link below:

Upcoming Events:


View our Events page for more information about upcoming events!


Sanofa Bird SymbolSankofa Bird

About the Symbols:


The Sankofa Bird means "return and retrieve" and the Nkyinkyim Symbol is the symbol of initiative, dynamism and versatility (which literally means, to turn oneself around in all aspects of life).


The hand-woven Kente Cloth is used by the Akan for personal adornment, and also metaphorically as a powerful expressive medium of communication. 


Learn More

Visit us on Social Media!