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Pan-African Studies - B.A. Program Requirements

  • African Diaspora Concentration
  • Pan-African Literature Concentration
  • Pan-African Studies Concentration
  • Theoretical and Applied Research Concentration

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; 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 and writing-intensive requirements.

I.       DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE  (1 credit)   
Type     Course    Title    Credits    
US    10097    Destination Kent State: First Year Experience    1    
II.       MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (21 credits)  Courses count in major GPA    
Type     Course    Title    Credits    
PAS    13001    Foundations in Pan-African Studies    3    
13002    Foundations in Pan-African Studies II
3    
22200

34000    Introduction to African Arts (3)
or
Introduction to African World View (3)    3    
35100

35200    African American Social, Political and Economic Systems (3)
or
African Social, Political and Economic Systems (3)    3    
37000    Oral and Written Discourses in Pan-African Studies    3    
37010    Research Methods in Pan-African Studies    3    
WIC       47091    Senior Seminar in Pan-African Studies*    3    
III.      ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (56-63 credits)     
Type    Course    Title    Credits    
Foreign Language**    14-16    
Kent Core Additional (must be from two categories)    6    
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)    9-10    
Kent Core Composition    6-8    
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)
9    
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning    3-5    
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)    9    
IV.       CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (43 credits)    
African Diaspora Studies (43)   
Pan-African Literature, Arts and Culture (43)   
Pan-African Studies (36-43)   
Theoretical and Applied Research (36-43)   
MINIMUM TOTAL 
121
*A minimum C (2.0) grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

**Pan-African Studies majors are recommended to satisfy their college language requirement with the study of an African language, such as Kiswahili.

African Diaspora Studies Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2010-2011 Roadmap.

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (24 credits) Courses count in major GPA   
Type     Course    Title    Credits    
Concentration Elective (upper-division)    12    
Choose from the following: African Diaspora Studies elective    9-12    
PAS    24407    Caribbean Studies I (3)     
33110    The Black Woman: Historical Perspectives (3)     
33120    The African-American Man in Contemporary Society (3)     
33171    The African-American Community (3)     
33508    Caribbean Social and Political Direction (3)     
37143    the African-Brazilian Experience in Culture and Literature (3)     
43395    Special Topics: African Diaspora Studies (3)     
Choose from the following: Latin American elective    0-3    
HIST    31140    Modern Latin America (3)     
31141    Early Latin America (3)     
MCLS    28404    The Latin American Experience (3)     
PORT    37421    Luso-Brazilian Civilization (3)     
II. ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (19 credits)      
Type    Course    Title    Credits    
General Elective (minimum 9 upper-division credit hours)    19    
TOTAL 
43    

Pan-African Literature, Arts and Culture Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2010-2011 Roadmap.

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (24 credits) Courses count in major GPA   
Type     Course    Title    Credits    
Concentration Elective (upper-division)    12    
Choose from the following: Pan-African Literature, arts and culture elective    9-12    
PAS    22000    African World Creative Writing(3)     
22101    African American Visual Artists (3)     
22200    Introduction to African Arts (3)     
22201    Expressivily in African Arts (3)     
31092    Practicum in African Theatre Arts (3)     
32010    The Pan-African Essay (3)     
33200    Ancient African Cultures (3)     
42095    Special Topics: Pan-African Literature, Arts and Culture (3)     
Choose from the following: Music elective    0-3    
MUS    42111    African Music and Cultures (3)     
42161    History of Jazz (3)     
45231    Jazz Ensemble (3)     
II. ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (19 credits)      
Type    Course    Title    Credits    
General Elective (minimum 9 upper-division credit hours)    19    
TOTAL 
43    

Pan-African Studies Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2010-2011 Roadmap.

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (24 credits) Courses count in major GPA   
Type     Course    Title    Credits    
PAS    PAS Elective (upper division)    18-21    
NON-PAS Elective (lower or upper division)    3-6    
II. ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (19 credits)      
Type    Course    Title    Credits    
General Elective (minimum 9 upper-division credit hours)    19    
TOTAL 
43    

Theoretical and Applied Research Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2010-2011 Roadmap.

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (24 credits) Courses count in major GPA   
Type     Course    Title    Credits    
Concentration Elective (upper-division)    12    
Choose from the following: Theoretical and applied research    9-12    
PAS    34000    Introduction to African World View (3)     
37020    Pan-Africanism and the Model African Union (3)     
47010    Theoretical Approaches to Pan-African Studies (3)     
47095    Special Topics: Theoretical and Applied Research (3)     
47150    The Underground Railroad (3)     
Choose from the following: Philosophy/politics elective    0-3    
PAS    30010    African and African American Philosophy (3)     
POL    30001    Political Methods (3)     
II. ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (19 credits)      
Type    Course    Title    Credits    
General Elective (minimum 9 upper-division credit hours)    19    
TOTAL 
43    

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