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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 
Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies

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About the Department

The Department of Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies is comprised of Africanna and Puerto Rican/Latino sequences.  It offers an interdisciplinary course os study combining humanities and social sciences approaches devoted to scholarship on the historical, literary, political, cultural, social and economic experiences of these heritages.  The Africana sequence focuses on the experiences of people of African descent in the Americas, Africa and the broader Diaspora.  The Puerto Rican/Latino sequence addresses issues realted to Puerto Ricans, Dominicans and Cubans in the Islands as well as the experiences of Latinos in the U.S.  Where applicable, the similarities and common experiences of the sequences are emphasized.

The department’s commitment to rigorous scholarship, student development and community empowerment prepares students for a broad range of careers in the public and private sector and for graduate study and research in the social sciences and humanities.  The department has a long history of nuturing students’ intellectual discipline, creativity, and social and political awareness.  Graduates of the department have pursued careers in law, journalism, nursing, teaching, public policy, social work, media, politics, medicine, psychology and international affairs.  The department’s interdisciplinary structure offers students an opportunity to satisfy the increasing expectations of admissions committees and prospective employers for a broad liberal arts perspective that complements the specialized knowledge of a field.

Programs and Courses

Programs and Courses in Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies 

Administration and Faculty

Department Office:

1711 Hunter West
(212) 772-5035
Web site:


Anthony Browne
1709 B West
(212) 772-5033


Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies Faculty

HEGIS Code: 2211

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