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The Africana Studies minor introduces students to the experiences and accomplishments of people of African descent, wherever they may be in the world. The minor complements majors that prepare students to work in areas such as education, law, law enforcement, public service, social work, research, foreign service, business and community development.
Beyond the required courses, students may choose to focus on history, diaspora studies, politics, language, culture, arts or a general program.
Admission to a minor is open to students declared in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students declared only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Understand the historical experiences of people of African descent.
- Interact with diverse communities and be informed and engaged global citizens.
- Relate current political and social issues facing the Africana world to global historical events.
- Read, analyze and critically articulate the contemporary socio-economic, political and cultural issues facing people of African descent.
|AFS 22200||INTRODUCTION TO THE AFRICAN ARTS||3|
|or AFS 33200||ANCIENT AFRICAN CIVILIZATIONS|
|or AFS 34000||INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN WORLD VIEW (DIVG)|
|AFS 23001||BLACK EXPERIENCE I: BEGINNINGS TO 1865 (DIVG) (KHUM)||3|
|AFS 23002||BLACK EXPERIENCE II: 1865 TO PRESENT (DIVD) (KHUM)||3|
|AFS 35200||AFRICAN SOCIAL AND POLITICAL SYSTEMS||3|
|AFS 37000||ORAL AND WRITTEN DISCOURSES IN AFRICANA STUDIES (WIC)||3|
|AFS 37001||THEORETICAL APPROACHES TO AFRICANA STUDIES||3|
|Africana Studies (AFS) Upper-Division Course (30000 or 40000 level)||3|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||21|
|Minimum Minor GPA||Minimum Overall GPA|
- Students must complete at least two upper-division (30000 or 40000 level) courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F).
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be upper-division coursework (30000 and 40000 level).
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be outside of the course requirements for any major or other minor the student is pursuing.
- Minimum 50 percent of the total credit hours for the minor must be taken at Kent State (in residence).