History, Political Science & Philosophy

Message from the Chair

Greetings from the nation's oldest historically black liberal arts institution, and welcome to the Office of International Programs and Services website. We are proud of our heritage and connection to the international community, and we hope that you will consider Lincoln University as the institution of your choice, especially if you are interested in expanding your global horizons. Our website reflects the many activities undertaken by our office. We like to think that we have something for everyone. 

If you're an American student seeking an experience that will compliment your tenure at Lincoln, we invite you to consider an international educational program. But don't take my word for it, you'll be able to read first hand what students have said about their experiences abroad. As an International student, you receive immigration advising and counseling from our office, in addition to a plethora of activities designed to facilitate your adjustment to the US. You are also encouraged to join the International Students Association, an on-campus organization which promotes harmony and understanding between international and domestic students.

In conclusion, I want to emphatically re-state the importance we place on our international students and programs. I encourage you to stop by our office and thoroughly examine all that we have to offer.

– Constance Lundy, Director of International Programs & Services

Mission Statement

  1. To examine values, innovations and traditions of human societies.
  2. To enable students to know and appreciate various cultural inheritances, and also provide students with basic knowledge of historical and physical geography.
  3. To develop students’ abilities to utilize historical perspectives to comprehend world events.
  4. To develop students’ abilities to interpret and evaluate events in history. 


The Department of Philosophy and Religion and the Department of History and Political Science have merged. Our new official title is the “Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy”. We continue to have four majors: History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion. A minor in Black Studies is also offered.

Our offices are located in Grim Hall on the first and third floors. Dr. Chieke Ihejirika, Interim Chair, is located in GH304.

  • Black Studies (Minor)

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  • History

    Program Goals

    Students will be able to:

    • Demonstrate content knowledge of key people, events, and themes in African, European, African American and American histories.
    • Critically analyze pivotal historical events in Africa, Europe, and the Americas.
    • Identify, distinguish and properly use primary and secondary sources.
    • Demonstrate content knowledge of historical research techniques.
    • Communicate effectively in written format.
    • Identify, compare and evaluate contrasting historiographies
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  • Pan-Africana Studies

    Program Goals

    The Pan-Africana Major is structured in such a way that it allows students that select it to double major, double minor, or select an array of electives outside of the major. It is the quintessential liberal arts major and encourages cross-disciplinary experiences that have increasingly become the choice of the 21st century scholar. Those Pan-Africana majors that are considering going into the professorate in Black Studies, Pan-African Studies, African Area Studies, or the like, are encouraged to take 18 Pan-Africana elective credits electives rather than the required 9 credits.

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  • Philosophy


    • Analyze philosophical and logical problems.
    • Create clear and cogent oral and written presentations.
    • Critically evaluate arguments and claims in philosophical and non-philosophical contexts.
    • Apply philosophical theories and normative principles to current events and broader issues pertaining to the individual and society.
    • Interpret or critique major texts and positions in the history of philosophy, ethics, epistemology, metaphysics and aesthetics.
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  • Political Science

    Program Goals

    The Discipline of Politics or Political Science is both ancient and modern at the same time. It is the struggle for power, a phenomenon so vital to society that Aristotle declared: “Politics is the master science upon which all of civilization depends” (3rd C. BCE).


    • Define knowledge of American domestic political institutions, such as: the U.S. Presidency, the U.S. Congress, and the U.S. Judiciary, as well as their constitutional foundations.
    • Analyze and evaluate classical and modern political theories.
    • Compare and contrast presidential and parliamentary systems of government.
    • Conduct in-depth country studies in all areas of the world.
    • Differentiate between the principles of realism and idealism in relation to international decision-making.
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  • Pre-Law Certificate Program

    Program Goals

    • To prepare students with the skills required for successful participation in law school.
    • To prepare students with values of social responsibility and a work ethic appropriate to a career in law.
    • To provide pre-law students with opportunities to exchange views and shape expectations concerning attending law school.
    • To prepare students for success with pre-law national tests.


    Student Learning Goals:

    • Students will apply critical thinking and research skills to legal contexts.
    • Students will be able to write argumentative essays appropriate to legal contexts.
    • Students will be able to make oral presentations appropriate to legal contexts.
    • Students will develop skills for success with the LSAT exam.
    • Students will describe the role of race in American legal contexts.
    • Students will identify the role of values in the practice of law.
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Art Studios and Campus Facilities

On the Lincoln University campus, the program is housed in Ware Center for the Fine Arts, a building that was recently renovated, with several top-of-the-line art labs and seminar rooms. They include a Ceramic Studio, 2D/3D Design Studio, Printmaking Studio, Painting/ Drawing Studio, a high-tech lecture room, and a 16-station Mac computer lab. The International Cultural Center (ICC) gallery, The Lincoln University Collection of African Art & Material Culture and the newly opened Danjuma African Art Center serve as premier resources for research and hands-on experiential learning for our students. 

Mass Communications Facilities

The high-tech classrooms and computer labs of the Department of Mass Communiccations are located in the newly renovated Grim Hall

The Media Center houses Lincoln University's radio station WWLU 88.7 FM, which also streams live and its closed circuit TV system (LU-TV) which has 4 channels (4.1-4.4) for students to showcase their projects and air programs.

Lincoln University Press

The Lincoln University Press supports the academic mission of Lincoln University by publishing and disseminating scholarly and creative books and journals for a diverse readership as solicited from a wide range of national and international authors. All inquiries may be directed to: Levi A. Nwachuku, Editor Publications:

The Lincoln Journal of Social and Political Thought - Copies are available from Fall, 2002, V1 No. 1

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Office Address: Grim Hall First and Third Floors
Dr. Gwinyai H. Muzorewa Chair of History, Political Science and Philosophy Department and Professor of Religion gmuzorewa@lincoln.edu 484-365-7505
  • Grim Hall 304
Celeste Cassidy Department Assistant, Department of History, Political Science, Philosophy and Religion ccassidy@lincoln.edu 484-365-8124
  • Grim Hall 300