Afro –Ethnic Studies, B.A.
Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes
The following learning goals and learning outcomes have been established for students pursuing a degree in Afro-Ethnic Studies:
- Describe and characterize the history and experiences of enslavement, colonialism, democratic ideals, and societal realities that foster inclusion and/or marginalization of racial and ethnic groups, particularly African Americans
- Identify economic, political and social challenges impacting ethnic groups, particularly African American communities.
- Provide casual explanations, including racism, to explain the problems of marginalize racial and ethnic groups, particularly African Americans.
- Determine the nature and extent of information needed to critically evaluate information sources used in responding to the identified challenges facing African American and minority communities.
- Demonstrate knowledge and application of theory, research and contexts of development when analyzing experiences of ethnic groups, particularly African Americans.
- Perform independent research using qualitative and quantitative research methods and communicate information and interpretations orally and in writing.
- Engage technology and multimedia in the communicating of written and oral presentations.
- Engage in self-assessments, reflecting on the influence of diversity in ones life and society and on social responsibility for participating in creating economic, political, and social change.
- Exposure to issues of culture, ethnicity and gender.
- Examine and critically assess normative standards of governing social relations, practices, and institutions, including a wide range of human activities dependent upon value judgments.