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Pan-African Studies (BA)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2009 - Spring 2010 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Arts in Pan-African Studies

Major: PAS

Degree: BA

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences

Completion of this degree requires work to be submitted for the department’s Learning Outcomes Measurement. For details, contact the department.

General Education

Type Hours
General Education Requirements 34
Total 34

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program. Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

Arts & Sciences Programmatic Requirements

Type Hours
General 101: A&S Orientation 1
Foreign Language
(completion of the intermediate level of a single foreign language)
Electives in Humanities or Natural Sciences
(in addition to courses counted toward General Education;
6 hours must be at 300 level or above)
Total 22

WR—two approved courses at the 300 level or above
(may be incorporated into other degree requirements)

Department of Pan-African Studies

Pan-African Studies Core
Type Hours
Pan-African Studies 2001 3
Pan-African Studies: additional course at the 200 level 3
Pan-African Studies 4082 3
Pan-African Studies 500 or 586 3
Capstone Elective: Any 500 level Pan-African Studies
course approved by the advisor
Total 15
Pan-African Studies Subfields
Type Hours
Cultural Studies: Pan-African Studies courses focusing on art, music, literature, philosophy or religion 9
Historical Studies: Pan-African Studies courses focusing on African American, African and African Diaspora history 6
Social Studies: Pan-African Studies courses focusing on race, gender, family, health, psycho-social, geography, economics, education, or politics 6
Total 36

Supporting Courses

Type Hours
Electives in Social Sciences, other than Department of PanAfrican Studies 6
Electives in the Humanities or Natural Sciences, of which 6 hours must be at 300 level or above 12
Total  18 
Minimum Electives 11
Total 29

Type Hours
Minimum Total 121

1 Fulfills General Education requirement.

2 Fulfills WR requirement.

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