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 Thinking||Creating Innovative Solutions|
|Cultural Understanding||Expressing Ideas|
|Gathering information||Identifying problems|
|Problem Solving||Public Speaking|
|Research skills||Strategic Planning/Visioning|
|Technical Writing||Written Communication|