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College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Pan-African Studies

Oscar Ritchie Hall
Tel: 330-672-2300
Fax: 330-672-4837

A Pan-African Studies minor introduces students to the experiences and accomplishments of people of African descent wherever they may be in the world. It complements majors in other fields that prepare students to work in areas such as education, law, law enforcement, public service, social work, research, foreign service, business and community development.  Beyond the required courses, students may choose to focus on history, Diaspora studies, politics, language, culture, arts or a general program.

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
KHU/DG PAS 23001 Black Experience I: Beginning to 1865 3
KHU/DD   23002 Black Experience II: 1865-Present 3
    37000 Oral and Written Discourse in Pan-African Studies 3
    37010 Research Methods in Pan-African Studies 3
  Elective upper-division course 3
  Choose from the following: 3
  PAS 22200 Introduction to African Arts (3)  
    33200 Ancient African Civilizations (3)  
DG   34000 Introduction to African World View (3)  
  Choose from the following: 3
  PAS 35100 Black Social and Political Thought (3)  
    35200 African Social and Political Systems (3)  


Minimum cumulative 2.000 GPA required for graduation.

Students must complete at least two upper-division courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F). For information on the major Residence Requirements please visit the University Residence Requirements policy.