Search

Africana Studies Program Mission, Philosophy and Goal

OUR MISSION:

To provide an academically rigorous, socially engaging, and relevant learning environment for the study of Africa and the African Diaspora.

OUR PHILOSOPHY:

The active pursuit of knowledge- -utilizing critical thinking skills- -is essential for students to evaluate themselves, their communities and the world.  Our instruction assists them in acquiring the intellectual skills that encourage an alternative, transformative, inclusive vision of humanity.  We are committed to instilling the confidence and tenacity to actualize that vision as well as foster among students a spirit of leadership and respect for others.

OUR GOAL:

To graduate well-prepared, confident students dedicated to careers of service who have the potential for future development in mind and character as they assume the highest responsibilities of local, national and global citizenship.