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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

The African Studies minor provides a broad familiarity with African history, culture and contemporary problems. Study in this program may be coordinated with relevant language study through Pan-African Studies.

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
  Choose from the following: 18
  ANTH 38250 Religion: A Search for Meaning (3)  
DG   48212 Kinship and Social Organization (3)  
  ARAB 11101 Elementary Arabic I (5)  
    11102 Elementary Arabic II (5)  
  ARTH 22020 Art of Africa, Oceania and the Americas (3)  
 DG   42025 Art of West Africa (3)  
DG   42026 Art of Nigeria (3)  
DG   42027 Art of Central Africa (3)  
  ECON 32075 Introduction to International Trade (3)  
    42075 International Economic Relations (3)  
    42076 Economic Development (3)  
  GEOG 31070 Population and Environment (3)  
DG   37040 Geography of Africa (3)  
    41073 Conservation of Natural Resources (3)  
    44010 Geography of a Global Economy (3)  
  HIST 31130 History of African Civilization (3)  
    41131 History of Africa to 1880 (3)  
    41132 History of Africa, 1880 to Present (3)  
  MCLS 30420 Foreign Languages and Cultural Studies (3)  
  MUS 42111 African Music and Culture (3)  
  PAS 10101 Elementary Kiswahili I (4)  
    10102 Elementary Kiswahili II (4)  
    15200 Introduction to West African Cultures (3)  
    22200 Introduction to African Arts (3)  
    25200 East African-Kiswahili Cultures (3)  
    32050 African Literature (3)  
    33200 Ancient African Civilizations (3)  
DG   34000 Introduction to the African World View (3)  
    34100 Islamic West Africa (3)  
    35200 African Social and Political Systems (3)  
    37020 Model African Union (3)  
    37100 Pan-African Women's Literature (3)  
    43395 Study Abroad: Ghana (3)  
    44095  ST: Contemporary Africa (3)  
DG POL 30540 African Politics (3)  
    30840 Nongovernmental Organizations (3)  
    40530 Politics of War (3)  
DG   40560 Human Rights and Social Justice (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.