- Kent Campus
The Race, Gender and Social Justice graduate minor allows students to develop a global understanding of the complex inter-sectional systems of oppression that shape the lives of people of African descent, including other people of color. Students also gain specialized knowledge in the interdisciplinary field of Africana studies. In enhancing civic engagement as an interdisciplinary minor, the minor includes a focus on public policy, policy advocacy and the practice and methodology of community activism. The knowledge and skills gained through the minor prepares students for professional and academic positions.
The minor is designed for master's and doctoral students who wish to complement and strengthen their research and pedagogical framework in their degree program, as well as those who are interested in working towards equity with regard to gender, race, class, sexuality and other categories.
- Admitted to any Kent State graduate degree program
- Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale
- Statement of purpose related to the student's focus in the minor
- One letter of recommendation from the student's faculty advisor
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Gain critical knowledge in the areas of race, gender and social justice.
- Demonstrate understanding and apply key frameworks, concepts, theories and/or methodologies in the field.
- Demonstrate knowledge of collaborative action and its impact on equity and social change.
- Demonstrate the ability to design and implement an independent research project.
- Be prepared to be successful in professional and academic positions that utilize inclusive and anti-oppression frameworks.
|AFS 57100||RACE, GENDER AND SOCIAL JUSTICE||3|
|AFS 57122||SEMINAR IN ACTIVISM AND SOCIAL CHANGE||3|
|Minor Electives, choose from the following:||3|
|RACE, CLASS AND FEMINIST THOUGHT|
|BLACK SOCIAL AND POLITICAL THOUGHT|
|ETHNIC LITERATURE OF THE UNITED STATES|
|POST-COLONIAL LITERATURE IN ENGLISH|
|SEMINAR IN ETHNIC, LIFESTYLE AND NATIONAL COMMUNITIES|
|COLLOQUIUM IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 1877|
|SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY|
|URBAN POLICY AND POLITICS|
|SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER|
|SOCIOLOGY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||9|
|Minimum Minor GPA||Minimum Overall GPA|