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Department of Pan-African Studies

Oscar Ritchie Hall
Tel: 330-672-2300
Fax: 330-672-4837
Web: http://www.kent.edu/cas/pas
 

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.

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
KHU/DG PAS 23001 The Black Experience I 3
KHU/DD   23002 The Black Experience II 3
    35100

35200
Black Social and Political Thought (3)
or
African Social and Political Systems (3)
3
WIC   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
  Choose from the following: 3
  PAS 22200 Introduction to African Arts (3)  
    33200 Ancient African Civilizations (3)  
    34000 Introduction to African World View (3)  
III.  ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (81 credits)  
Type Course Title Credits
  Foreign Language*** 14-20
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (must be from fine arts category) 3
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 6
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
  Kent Core Additional 6
  College General Requirements (must be from Kent Core Basic Sciences)**** 3
  College General Requirements (must be from Kent Core Social Sciences)***** 3
  General Elective (15 upper-division credit hours)
Credits required depends on meeting minimum 121 credit hours and minimum 42 upper-division credit hours
31
IV.   CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (18 credits) 
  Arts, Literature and Culture (18)
  Diaspora Studies (18)
  Pan-African Studies (18)
MINIMUM TOTAL 
121


* All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.

** A minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned in either PAS 37000 or PAS 47091 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. These courses fulfill a General College Requirement.

****One additional course taken from the Kent Core Basic Science courses in the following Arts and Sciences disciplines: Anthropology (ANTH), Biological Sciences (BSCI), Chemistry (CHEM), Geography (GEOG), Geology (GEOL) or Physics (PHY). Students may take the courses listed in the "introductory" sequences with the restrictions noted above in the Kent Core Basic Science section. The course may not be from the student's major.

*****One additional course taken from the Kent Core Social Sciences courses in the following Arts and Sciences disciplines: Anthropology (ANTH), Applied Conflict Management (CACM), Geography (GEOG), Justice Studies (JUS), Political Science (POL), Psychology (PSYC) or Sociology (SOC). The course may not be from the student's major.

Foreign Language Note: Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must have the equivalent of Elementary I and II in any language, plus one of the following options:

a. Intermediate I and II of the same language
b. Elementary I and II of a second language
c. Any combination of two courses from the following list:
    -Intermediate I of the same language
    -MCLS 10001 Introduction to Structural Concepts for Language Students
    -MCLS 20000 Global Literacy and Cultural Awareness
    -MCLS 20091 Seminar: Global Literacy Case Studies

All students with prior foreign language experience should take the foreign language placement test to determine the appropriate level at which to start. Some students may begin their university foreign language experience beyond the Elementary I level and will complete the requirement with fewer credit hours and fewer courses. This may be accomplished by: (1) passing a course beyond Elementary I through Intermediate II level or (2) receiving credit through Credit by Exam (CBE), the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), the Advanced Placement (AP) exam or credit through the International Baccalaureate (IB) program; or (3) being designated a "native speaker" of a non-English language (consult with the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office for additional information). When students complete the requirement with fewer than 14 credit hours and four courses, they will complete remaining hours with general electives.
 

Arts, Literature and Culture Concentration

For semester-by-semester sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

I.  CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS  (18 credits)* Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  Concentration Elective (upper-division) 6-9
  Choose from the following: Arts, Literature and Culture elective 9-12
  PAS 22000 Creative Writing in the Black World (3)  
    22101 African American Visual Artists (3)  
    22200 Introduction to African Arts (3)  
 ELR   31092 Practicum in African Theatre Arts (3)  
    32050 African Literatures (3)  
    37100 Pan-African Women's Literature (3)  
    42095 Special Topics in the Literature of Pan-Africa (3)  
  Choose from the following: Music elective 0-3
  MUS 42111 African Music and Cultures (3)  
    42161 History of Jazz (3)  
  PAS 24500 Jazz Imagines Africa (3)  
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 
18

 

* All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.
 

 

Diaspora Studies Concentration


For semester-by-semester sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

I.  CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS  (18 credits)* Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  Concentration Elective (upper-division) 6-9
  Choose from the following: Diaspora Studies elective 9-12
  PAS 23310 Native American Culture (3)  
    24407 Caribbean Studies I (3)  
    33110 The Black Woman: Historical Perspectives (3)  
    33120 The The Black Man: Historical Perspectives (3)  
    33171 The African-American Community (3)  
    33508 Caribbean Social and Political Direction (3)  
    33310 Latinos, the African Diaspora and American Society (3)  
    37143 The African-Brazilian Experience in Culture and Literature (3)  
    43395 Special Topics in African Diaspora Studies (3)  
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 
18

 

* All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.

 

 

Pan-African Studies Concentration

For semester-by-semester sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

I.  CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS  (18 credits)* Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  PAS PAS Elective (upper division) 12-15
  NON-PAS Elective (lower or upper division) 3-6
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 
18

 

* All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.