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Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the major in Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies, students will be able to:


  1. Describe how the department's interdisciplinary approach contributes to an understanding of "minoritized" communities as well as the relationship between knowledge and social responsibility.
  2. Identify the role of historical, cultural and social forces including slavery, colonialism, immigration, globalization and other factors, in shaping Africa, the Americas, the African Diaspora, and Latinx communities.
  3. Critically utilize and integrate theory, methods, data and analysis as a means of building knowledge through research, written assignments and community based service learning.
  4. Demonstrate skills in critical thinking, oral communication, information technology, and media literacy.
  5. Advance human rights, racial and economic justice through an understanding of the role of public policy, social movements and indigenous resources in ameliorating inequality.
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