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PAS 10101 - Elementary Kiswahili I
This course is an introduction to Kiswahili in which students will learn the essentials of speaking, reading and writing the most extensively used language in East Africa. Prerequisite: None.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

PAS 10102 - Elementary Kiswahili II
Continuation of PAS 10101, aimed at advancing student knowledge and communication skills in Kiswahili by introducing Kiswahili literature, short narratives, proverbs, folktales. Prerequisite: PAS 10101.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

PAS 15200 - Introduction to West African Cultures
Drawing on history, literature and social anthropology, students learn key events and places in W. Africa from the 9th century to the 19th century, covering the Trans-Atlantic Slave trade and the development of long distance networks, including Andalusian Spain, the trans-Saharan trade, the expulsion of Jews and Moors from Spain, state formation in W. Africa, and the role of Saharan–Savannah relations in the expansion of the Atlantic Slave Trade and the movement of European and African peoples to the Americas. The development of this Atlantic world assured the economic centrality of W. Europe and eventually the US, due to the immense transfer of labor and skills from W. Africa. Prerequisite: none.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 20101 - Kiswahili III
Continuation of Kiswahili II, aimed at developing knowledge competence and recognition of Kiswahili usage in all forms of Kiswahili literature. Prerequisite: PAS 10102.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 20102 - Kiswahili IV
Continuation of Kiswahili III, aimed at developing knowledge, competence and recognition of Kiswahili usage in all forms of Kiswahili literature. Prerequisite: PAS 20101.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 20200 - Recovering the Past: Kent to Memphis (3)
Examines relevance of John Brown, Frederick Loudin and Fisk Jubilee Singers, and Ida B. Wells anti-lynching campaign today. Students travel to local Brown and Loudin sites, Harper's Ferry and Memphis. Prerequisite: none.
3.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
1.000 Other hours
Schedule Types: Field Experience, Lecture
Course Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirem

PAS 20300 - Black Images
Examines the historical origins of racial images and anti-black perceptions through newspapers, magazines, songs, plays, literature, textbooks, radio, television, films, comic books, etc. and the role of these images in American culture past and present. Prerequisite: none.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 22000 - Creative Writing in the Black World
Explores the major aesthetic and cultural issues that have historically shaped creative writing in the black world and begins by exploring the African Griot tradition. Students learn about the African-American tradition in literature as an organic part of the larger Pan-African world. Students are expected to write, perform, critique and produce original works in the modes and performance styles of the global African world. Prerequisite: ENG 11011 or HONR 10197.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 22101 - African American Visual Artists
An Afrocentric survey of visual and aural artistry, course examines cultural context and perspectives, mediums of expression, form, style, content and patronage of African American artists from 1800. Prerequisite: None.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 22200 - Introduction to the African Arts
Investigation of function of creative forms of artistic expression particular to experiences of Pan-African community at home and abroad. Prerequisite: None.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 23001 - Black Experience I: Beginnings to 1865
Study and analysis of the African experience prior to, and following the arrival of Africans in the New World. Emphasis on North and South America, Africa and Caribbean. Prerequisite: None.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
Course Attributes: Diversity Course-Global, Kent Core-Humanities, LER-Humanities, Trnfr Module-Humanities

PAS 23002 - Black Experience II: 1865 to Present
Covers the Black Experience from 1865 to the present, including events, ideas and persons in Africa, North and South America, and the Caribbean. Prerequisite: none.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
Course Attributes: Diversity Course-Domestic, Kent Core-Humanities, LER-Humanities, Trnfr Module-Humanities

PAS 23095 - Special Topics in Pan-African Literature and Communication Skills
(Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credit hours) Introduction to a current and specialized topic in Pan-African Literature and/or communication skills. Prerequisite: none.
1.000 to 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 to 4.000 Lecture hours

PAS 23310 - Native American Culture
Introduces American Indian culture, sovereignty and civil rights. Ensures an understanding of self-determination in the context of the colonization and decolonization process, through the use of American Indian literature, philosophy, politics and other cultural outlets. Being that we all live in a broader community, students also examine historical and contemporary relationships with the African American community and other ethnic communities in the US. Prerequisite: none.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 23500 - The Afrocentric Perspective
Introduces the history, philosophy and language of Afrocentricity, a mode of thought and action in which the centrality of African interests, values and perspectives predominate. Prerequisite: none.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 24000 - Black Short Story
Reading and analysis of short stories by important African, Caribbean and African American writers, as well as an introduction to important themes in Black Literature. Prerequisite: ENG 11011 or HONR 10197.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 24407 - Caribbean Studies
Focus on people of African descent in the West Indies and their way of life for the cultural contributions made to Pan-African communities. Prerequisite: none.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
Course Attributes: Diversity Course-Global

PAS 24500 - Jazz Imagines Africa
Students learn how to listen to jazz by exploring cultural and musical elements and gain an understanding of raw musical materials from West Africa, how they arrived in the western hemisphere through the "cultural memory" of Africans in bondage, and how those elements blended with materials from European music to inspire the development of jazz. Students also explore Caribbean "bush reggae," a precursor to what became reggae, which contains some of the same root elements as jazz. Prerequisite: none.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 25200 - East African-Kiswahili Cultures
Students learn about the relationship between the Kiswahili language and the cultures of East African peoples, especially those in Malawi, Mozambique, Zaire, Zambia and Zimbabwe. This includes geographical, historical and sociological perspectives and an analysis of common cultural elements (music, literature, proverbs). Prerequisite: none.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 26000 - The Legacy of Slavery
Examines the legacy of slavery through literature about the Reconstruction and Jim Crow periods; the writings of Douglass, Washington, DuBois and Garvey; the impact of slavery on modern African American culture; and an investigation of the reparations issue. Prerequisite: none.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 26010 - The Black Revolution
Under the umbrella of Afrocentrism, this course examines black revolutionary thought in the U.S. from historical, political, sociological and philosophical perspectives; beginning with the advent of the slave trade, it emphasizes the tools, dynamics and strategies used to ensure the success of the black revolution, which is depicted as still ongoing today and having many implications and ramifications for the future. Prerequisite: none.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 30010 - African and African-American Philosophies
Exploration of philosophical issues in African and African American thought systems including examination of traditional and emerging approaches to developing conceptions of African and African-American philosophies. Prerequisite: None.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
Course Attributes: Diversity Course-Domestic

PAS 30310 - Black Hollywood
Examines the complexities of race relations in the film industry and the need for “Hollywood” and Black filmmakers to create films for mainstream audiences with a multitude of themes from the African American experience in America and around the world. Prerequisite: none.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 31092 - Practicum in African Theatre Arts
(Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credit hours) Exposes students to fundamental techniques of stage through auditory,visual and physical participation. (Students are evaluated in performance and related theater activities.) Prerequisite: none.
3.000 to 6.000 Credit hours
3.000 to 6.000 Other hours
Schedule Types: Practicum or Internship
Course Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirem

PAS 32001 - African-American Literature to 1900
(Cross-listed with ENG 33010) Study of African-American literature from its beginning to 1900, including such writers as Wheatley, J. Hammon, Terry, B. Hammon, Jones, Marrant, Allen, Hall, Walker, Truth, Garnet, Douglass, Delany, Harper, Stewart, Turner, Jacobs, Keckley, Brown, Wilson, Griggs, Chesnutt and Dunbar. Prerequisite: ENG 21011 or HONR 10297.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 32002 - Modern African-American Literature
Study of African-American literature from the early twentieth century to the present. The authors include Toomer, Hughes, Larsen, Wright, Baldwin, Hansberry, Jones, Lorde, Walker, Morrison, Mosley, Youngblood and Carter. Prerequisite: ENG 21011 or HONR 10297.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 32050 - African Literatures
(Cross-listed with ENG 33015) Examines works of major 20th-century African, African American and Caribbean writers and intellectuals. Authors include Niane, Achebe, Emecheta, Prince, Hurston, Hughes, Cesaire, Senghor, Soyinka and many others. Prerequisite: ENG 11011 or HONR 10197.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
Course Attributes: Diversity Course-Global

PAS 33100 - African-American Family in Historical Perspectives
Examines social, political, cultural and historical factors that have influenced the development of African American family organization, from African shores through the American experience. Prerequisite: none.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
Course Attributes: Diversity Course-Domestic

PAS 33101 - African-American History: Slavery to Freedom
(Cross-listed with HIST 31080) Survey of African American history form the colonial period to 1877. Course provides a general knowledge of the social, political and cultural history of African Americans from colonial times to the end of the Reconstruction. Prerequisite: none.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 33102 - African-American History: Reconstruction to the Present
(Cross-listed with HIST 31081) Survey of African American history from 1877 to the present. Course provides a general knowledge of social, political and cultural history of African Americans from the end of the Reconstruction to the present. Prerequisite: PAS 33101 or HIST 31080.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 33110 - The Black Woman: Historical Perspectives
Course surveys the experiences of African-American women throughout various periods of history, and their roles in shaping the social, economic, political and cultural development of societies. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
Course Attributes: Diversity Course-Domestic

PAS 33120 - The Black Man: Historical Perspectives
Focuses on various roles of the African American man within the context of the African experience and the African diaspora. Prerequisite: none.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 33130 - Gender and Sexuality in Africa and the African Diaspora
Using lectures, videos, discussions, readings and application this course explores ways in which gender and sexuality in Africa and the African Diaspora have and can be constructed, performed, articulated and researched. Attention is also paid to the existence of LGBTQ identities within the global black community. Prerequisite: none.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 33171 - The African-American Community
Explores problems of African-American communities: public administration, transportation, health, public finance, crime and justice, geography, black/demography and education. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
Course Attributes: Diversity Course-Domestic

PAS 33200 - Ancient African Civilizations
Examines the history of ancient African civilizations and their contributions to world history. Prerequisite: none.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 33310 - Latinos, the African Diaspora and American Society
Introduction to Latino minorities. Focus on Mexican-Americans, Puerto Ricans and Cubans and African influences on Latino culture. Prerequisite: None.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
Course Attributes: Diversity Course-Domestic

PAS 33508 - The Caribbean: Quest for Nationhood
Introduces the quest for Nationhood and the rise of nationalism in the Caribbean. Highlights the pursuit of independence through the works of scholars, writers and artists. Prerequisite: none.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 34000 - Introduction to African World View
Investigates traditional African cosmological world views and aesthetics in global Africa. Students who do not have prerequisites may request permission from instructor. Prerequisite: PAS 23001 or PAS 23002.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
Course Attributes: Diversity Course-Global

PAS 34100 - Islamic West Africa
Familiarizes students with the cultural and historical specificities of Islamic communities in West Africa. Beginning with the introduction of Islam into West Africa in the eighth century, this course takes a multi-disciplinary point of view and covers contemporary political issues as well as historical topics. Students are provided the analytical tools and documentation to understand contemporary religious issues in West Africa and the diversity in expression of thought and practice of Islamic West Africa. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 35100 - Black Social and Political Thought
Study of the history and nature of social and political thought of African Americans including an overview of various movements and individuals, as well as their strategies and tactics, in the struggle for social change in the U.S. as it relates to black people. Prerequisite: junior standing.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 35200 - African Social and Political Systems
An African-centered focus on traditional african institutions as these interact with the Jihad Movements, Western European incursion, the slave trade, colonialism, independence movements and contemporary issues. Prerequisite: Junior standing.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 37000 - Oral and Written Discourses in Pan-African Studies
Examines the spoken and written English of African Americans with some emphasis on mastering consensus English writing skills required in upper-division PAS courses. Prerequisite: ENG 21011 or HONR 10297.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
Course Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

PAS 37001 - Theoretical Approaches to Pan-African Studies
A critical analysis of the diverse approaches to and underlying principles of Pan-African Studies. Prerequisite: junior standing.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 37010 - Research Methods in Pan-African Studies
This course will expose students to the basic components of research methods in Pan-African studies utilizing multidisciplinary approaches. Prerequisite: PAS 37000 AND 37001.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 37020 - The Model African Union
Students examine role, structure and performance of the African Union in the search for solutions to key economic, social and political-security issues facing Africa. Students attend the annual meeting of the Model African Union Conference in Washington D.C., which is a simulation of proceedings of the African Union, augmented by briefings at African Embassies. Participants gain an understanding of the various determinants, capabilities and constraints shaping the domestic and foreign policies of African countries. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
Course Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirem

PAS 37100 - Pan-African Women's Literature
(Cross-listed with ENG 33013) Introduces students to literary works by African and Caribbean women. Prerequisite: ENG 11011 or HONR 10197.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
Course Attributes: Diversity Course-Global

PAS 37150 - The Underground Railroad
Examines the Underground Railroad and its impact as an American phenomenon. Prerequisite: none.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 37200 – African American Women's Literature
(Cross-listed with ENG 33014) Introduces students to literary works by African American women. Prerequisite: ENG 11011 or HONR 10197.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 40120 - Contemporary Issues in African-American Education
This course examines the interrelationship of contemporary issues and the education of people of African descent. Prerequisite: none.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 41192 - Practicum in African-American Affairs
(Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credit hours) Guided involvements in urban areas with large African-American populations to provide experience with community service, government agencies, public and private schools, non-profit organizations, etc. Prerequisite: none.
1.000 to 12.000 Credit hours
3.000 to 36.000 Other hours
Course Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirem

PAS 42500 - Black Education in America
(Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credit hours) Analyzes the historical, social and political perspectives of educating people of African descent in America. Prerequisite: PAS 23002.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 43095 - Special Topics in Pan-African Literature, Arts and Cultures
(Repeatable for credit) Broadens upper division offerings in holistic study and performance in Pan-African literatures, arts and cultures. Prerequisite: none.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 43200 - Malcolm and Martin
A critical study of the major ideas and doctrines, including religious and theological beliefs, of Malcolm X and Martin L. King and their roles in American history. Prerequisite: junior standing.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 43300 - Afro-Latin America
(Cross-listed with HIST 42142, HIST 52142 and HIST 72142) Course focuses on the social, cultural and political life of the African population of Latin America, from 19th century slaves to shantytown dwellers of megacities such as Rio de Janiero. Topics include black resistance to racism, race mixture in multicultural societies, and how employment, political participation and family organization empowered the lives of Afro-Latin women. Prerequisite: junior standing.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 43395 - Special Topics in African Diaspora Studies
(Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credit hours) Study of selected topics related to people of African descent outside of the African continent including, but not limited to the Americas and Europe. Prerequisite: none.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 44095 - Special Topics in Contemporary Africa
(Repeatable for a total of 12 credit hours when topic varies) Study of selected topics related to contemporary Africa. Prerequisite: none.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 47091 - Senior Seminar in Pan-African Studies
Students prepare a capstone portfolio of their work to be presented to PAS faculty and develop individual topical PAS research papers for presentation before departmental faculty, students and general public. Prerequisite: PAS 37010.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
Course Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

PAS 47095 - Special Topics in Theoretical and Applied Research
(Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credit hours)Selected topics in the intellectual, cultural, political and historical development of Pan-Africanism, its diverse theoretical approaches and multiple applications including the Organization of African Unity. Prerequisite: none.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 49093 - Variable Title Workshop in PAS
(Repeatable for credit) Prerequisite: special approval.
2.000 to 6.000 Credit hours
2.000 to 6.000 Other hours

PAS 49095 - Selected Topics
(Repeatable for credit) Scheduled topic announced. Intended to encourage further study in areas not treated adequately in standard courses. Offered irregularly by available or visiting faculty. Prerequisite: none.
2.000 or 3.000 Credit hours
2.000 to 3.000 Lecture hours

PAS 49096 - Individual Investigation
(Repeatable once for credit) Research in areas of interest not available in departmental courses. Approval by faculty member or chairperson necessary prior to registration. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.
1.000 to 3.000 Credit hours
1.000 to 3.000 Lecture hours