Give students a broad understanding of the history and historiography of Niger Delta within the context of Nigerian history and historiography;
* Sharpen students’ appreciation of Nigerian history and historiography anchored on African history and historiography, and thereby gain informed knowledge;
* Make students gain greater appreciation of the historical forces and developments which produced the contemporary global system and which continue to shape international relations;
* Enhance students’ capacity to acquire critical and analytical skill characterized by balanced judgment required for employment, self-employment, and leadership positions in the public and private sectors of the Nigerian and global economy;
* Inculcate in the students love of learning and a mental perspective which will enable them to deal with the increasingly complex problems of our society and prepare them to operate on a more encompassing level even outside their discipline.