The Program in Africana Studies, which is administered by the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, offers a wide range of courses on black experiences throughout the Diaspora - including Africa, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, and the United States. The Africana Studies program is committed to the study of Blacks in modernity through concentrations in Pan-Africanism and Black Urban Studies.
The Program in American Studies offers courses of study leading to the degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy - designed to prepare students for advanced work and teaching in American studies. The program interprets "American" in a broad sense to include assessments of the historical role of the United States in the Americas and, more generally, in world affairs.
The Center for European and Mediterranean Studies (CEMS) offers a B.A. major and minor; an M.A. degree; and provides support (in the form of fellowships, workshops, and summer funds) to doctoral students in related disciplines from across the university. CEMS offers a course of study focusing on contemporary patterns of politics, culture, and society as well as on historical development in Europe.
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies offers an M.A. degree in the areas of Latin American and Caribbean studies with options in museum studies, a dual degree M.A.-J.D program with the School of Law, and a joint M.A. degree with the Department of Journalism. The center also provides fellowship support for graduate students and support for faculty and graduate student research, colloquia and conferences, and outreach programs focusing on primary and secondary education in the New York area.
The Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies offers a course of study which focuses on the past and present of a diverse region of the world extending from North Africa to Central Asia and from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean. It adopts interdisciplinary and comparative approaches to Middle Eastern societies from antiquity to the present day with particular focus on the period after the emergence of Islam.
The Kevorkian Center's activities focus on the histories, politics, economies, religions, cultures and languages of the area stretching from North Africa to Central Asia, and seeks to foster the interdisciplinary study of the modern and contemporary Middle East and to enhance public understanding of the region.
The Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies offers one of the most comprehensive Jewish Studies programs in North America, encompassing Hebrew language and literature as well as all facets of Jewish history and culture, from the ancient through the medieval to the modern. The program offers both an undergraduate B.A and B.S., as well as graduate programs leading to the M.A. and PhD degrees.
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