Pan-Africana Studies

Program Goals

The Pan-Africana Major is structured in such a way that it allows students that select it to double major, double minor, or select an array of electives outside of the major. It is the quintessential liberal arts major and encourages cross-disciplinary experiences that have increasingly become the choice of the 21st century scholar. Those Pan-Africana majors that are considering going into the professorate in Black Studies, Pan-African Studies, African Area Studies, or the like, are encouraged to take 18 Pan-Africana elective credits electives rather than the required 9 credits.

Requirements

Required Major Core Courses Credits
PAS 101 Introduction to Pan-Africana Studies 3
HIS 205 African American History I until 1861 3
HIS 206 African American History II from 1861 – 1954 3
HIS 307 History of Africa until 1885  3
HIS 308 History of Africa from 1885-1945 3
BLS 405 Topics in Black Studies 3
BLS 495 Independent Study 3
BLS 411 Senior Seminar I 3
BLS 412 Senior Seminar II  3
HIS 211 Revolutionary Africa since 1945 OR  3
HIS 303 / 304 Seminar in History  3
Total 30 credits

 

Pan-Africana Electives – select three (3):  9 Credits
BLS 301 The Black Family  3
ARH 375 African Art History  3
ARH 376 African American Art History  3
ENG 285 Harlem Renaissance  3
ENG 319 Survey of African-American Literature  3
ENG 320 Studies in Afro-American Literature 3
COM 322 African-Americans in Media 3
HIS 212 History of Black People in the Twentieth Century 3
MUS 323 Jazz in American Culture  3
PHL 211 African American Philosophy  3
PHL 212 African Philosophy  3
POL 205 African-American Politics  3
POL 304 Comparative African Politics 3
POL 305 African Political Economy  3
PSY 208 Black Psychology 3
REL 307 African American Religion 3
REL 310 Martin Luther King, Jr.  3
SOC 321 Ethnography of West Africa  3
Other Electives (select 11 -12 courses)