Academic journal article Journal of Pan African Studies

Department of Africology and African American Studies: Temple University

Academic journal article Journal of Pan African Studies

Department of Africology and African American Studies: Temple University

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Temple University's Department of Africology and African American Studies provides students with a textured intellectual experience through the systematic Afrocentric study of the thought, behavior and practices of African people globally. The faculty and students in the unit pursue knowledge from the perspective of African people as both agents and subjects of experience, as they also remain open to plural understandings emanating from the multicultural society in, and the rapidly shrinking world beyond. Students engage in critical discourse about issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class and culture across a great expanse of time and geographical space. Their classes interrogate African frames of reference, from the classical to the contemporary periods, tracing continuities and transformations from Africa to numerous diasporic communities worldwide.

Department of Africology and African American Studies at Temple is committed to the shaping and evolution of our discipline, and to positive change in our communities. Through enhanced mentoring and cooperative pedagogy, they cultivate the academic excellence, social responsibility and political engagement necessary for subsequent generations of scholars to carry this work into the future.

The curriculum stresses the skills necessary to think critically, write clearly, argue persuasively, and solve problems effectively. …

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