Studies in Globalization, Identity and Space


College of Arts and Sciences


Center for Comparative and Integrative Programs
105 Bowman Hall
Tel: 330-672-2062

The interdisciplinary program in Globalization, Identity and Space is intended to promote students' awareness of the differences an similarities that characterize the world's increasingly interconnected communities. It is a cooperative endeavor of the Anthropology, Geography and Pan-African Studies departments. The program requires successful completion of at lease 21 semester hours of coursework selected from the participating departments.

Students wishing to graduate with this minor must take a minimum of 21 credit hours from the approved list of courses, appearing below. These must include all three core courses (9 hours) plus four electives (12 hours) selected from the list. Those four courses must come from at least two of the three participating departments. Students may petition to substitute a relevant course in some discipline other than Anthropology, Geography or Pan-African studies for one of the designated electives.

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 Corediversitywriting-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Studies in Globalization, Identity and Space Minor Requirements (21 credits)

Type Course Title Credits
KSS/DG ANTH 18210 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
KSS/DG GEOG 22061 Human Geography 3
  PAS 15200 Introduction to West Africa 3
  Electives (choose from at least two disciplines) 12
  ANTH 38250 Religion: The Search for Meaning (3)  
 DG   48212 Kinship and Social Organization (3)  
WIC   48214 Politics of Culture (3)  
    48220 Cultural Ecology (3)  
DG   48250 Culture and Curing (3)  
    48270 Native Peoples of North America (3)  
DG   48630 Pacific Island Cultures (3)  
KSS/DG GEOG 17063 World Geography (3)  
    31070 Population and Environment (3)  
DG   32080 Politics and Place (3)  
DG   37040 Geography of Africa (3)  
DG   37050 Geography of Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (3)  
 DG   37066 Geography of Europe (3)  
DG   37070 Geography of East and Southeast Asia (3)  
DG   37079 Geography of South Asia (3)  
DG   37084 Geography of South America (3)  
DG   37085 Geography of Central America and Mexico (3)  
DG PAS 32050 African Literatures (3)  
    33130 Gender and Sexuality in Africa and the African Diaspora (3)  
    35200 African Social and Political Systems (3)  
DG   37100 Pan-African Women's Literature (3)  

Graduation Requirements

  • 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.