Pan-African Studies - B.A. Download to print
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Pan-African Studies
Oscar Ritchie Hall
The Bachelor of Arts in Pan-African Studies consists of three concentrations: Disapora Studies, Arts, Literature and Culture and Pan-African Studies.
The Pan-African Studies program prepares students to work effectively in a number of employment areas. Some examples are teaching, business, public administration/urban studies, broadcasting, the arts, law, nutrition, social work, journalism, public health, architecture and creative writing. Besides preparing students for employment, the major provides a foundation for graduate students in African and African-American Studies. When coupled with another major or minor (such as history, political science, business, nursing, fashion merchandising), a major in Pan-African Studies also supports advanced training in social sciences, humanities and professions such as psychology, criminal justice and nursing, that require sensitivity training or skills relative to interracial or intercultural understanding and conflict management.
General Admissions for New Freshmen: Students most likely to be admitted and succeed at the Kent Campus are those who have graduated with at least 16 units of the recommended college preparatory curriculum in high school, who have achieved a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), and whose composite ACT score is 21 or better (980 combined critical reading and math SAT score). For more information on admissions, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.
Minimum 121 total credit hours and 42 upper-division hours for graduation. Minimum 2.000 GPA overall and 2.000 GPA in major required for graduation.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
1. Have an advanced understanding of the core historical experiences in Africa and/or the African Diaspora.
2. Interact with surrounding communities and be informed an engaged global citizens.
3. Relate current social issues facing the Pan-African world with global historical events.
4. Read, analyze and critically articulate the contemporary socio-economic, political and cultural issues facing people of African descent.
Study Abroad/Away Opportunities
University of Ghana, University of Cape Coast, West African Research Center Senegal
Black United Students (BUS); College Summit; Harambee; Kent African Student Association (KASA); KSU National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Focus on the Future, Advocates of Cultural and Knowledge (ACK)
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