• african studies

Why Study African and African American Studies

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    • African American History has played a central role in the historical evolution of the United States. An understanding of this history is cricual.
    • The legacy of racial problems in American requires a thorough investigation for those who seek to reflect upon contemporary public policy.
    • The curriculum critiques the knowledge presented in the traditional disciplines and professions and offers alternative perspectives on social change and development.
    • Increasing interdependence of the global community requires the cultivation of a body of knowledge about the historical and contemporary developments of African nations.
    • The culture of the peoples of Africa and the African Diaspora has enriched the culture of the Americas.