The Pan-African Studies Department at CSU Northridge is engaged in teaching students about the African World Experience, in
organizing programs that demonstrate the richness, vibrance, diversity, and vitality of African, African American, and Caribbean cultures, in presenting students and the community with an Afrocentric analysis of the economic, political, social, and cultural oppression (i.e. racism) under which people of African descent suffer, from Cape Town, South Africa to Juneau, Alaska, and in making efforts to transform society by applying these analytical skills and knowledge of some of the most critical social problems that exist today.
The Pan-African Studies Department is committed to a Pan-Africanist philosophy. That philosophy is based on the realization that all African peoples are linked by a cultural and spiritual unity and that the liberation of African people is dependent on the political and economic unification of the African global community. The Department offers a B.A. in African-American Studies. In addition, through the PAS Department, and in conjunction with several other disciplines and departments on campus, students can earn an Interdisciplinary Master's degree. ... [according to site editor's information]