According to the University of Arkansas, "The African and African American Studies Program (AAST) at the University of Arkansas is an interdisciplinary program that expands on the core disciplines of a traditional liberal arts education. We explore the legacy of the African diaspora and African-descended people's global experiences with a focus on Africa, the United States, and the Caribbean. We strive to advance social consciousness, inject principles of reason and equality into international debates, and support the highest level of academic excellence in the classroom and beyond. Through the study of the history and culture of the African diaspora, we examine the important role that race has played in the creation of the world in which our students live."

Analytical/Critical ThinkingCreating Innovative Solutions
Cultural UnderstandingExpressing Ideas
Gathering informationIdentifying problems
Listening SkillsMulti-tasking
PersuasionPlanning
Problem SolvingPublic Speaking
Research skillsStrategic Planning/Visioning
Technical WritingWritten Communication