Pan African Studies
The University of Akron's Pan African studies takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding Afro-centric philosophy and world views. This approach encompasses analyzing African and African-American history from a social, psychological and cultural context. This approach provides students with a framework to compare and contrast the experiences of African and African American people past, present, and future and their contributions across academic disciplines and professions.
Students pursuing the Pan African Studies certificate should:
- Be fully admitted to the University of Akron as an undergraduate or post-baccalaureate student.
- Fill out the Pan African Studies Certificate Program Application
- Turn in completed application to the Dr. Sheldon Wrice, Program Director.
- Complete a total of 15 credit hours (6 credit hours of required courses and 9 credit hours of elective courses).
Pan African Studies (3002)
3002:201 Introduction to Pan-African Studies (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: 2020:121 or 3300:112. An interdisciplinary study from an Afrocentric perspective of African and African diaspora experiences. The course will focus on central issues related to the discipline.
Gen Ed: Tier 3 - Domestic Diversity
3002:301 Civil Rights Movement in America: 1945-1974 (3 Credits)
Social and political actions, events and environment which produces civil rights movement in America. Legal, political and organizational strategies; philosophical arguments; prominent civil rights activists.
3002:401 Seminar in Afro-American Studies (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: 3400:361. Exploration and intensive examination of variety of issues related to role and minority group relations which normally stand outside the compass of any one subject matter area.
3002:405 African American Men's History and Studies (3 Credits)
This course will examine the experiences of the African American Men from a historical, socio-economic, philosophical, religious/spiritual, psychological standpoint.
3002:410 African American Religious Experience (3 Credits)
This course explores the diversity of African American religious beliefs, experiences, and expressions from the colonial era to the present.
3002:420 Special Topics in Afro-American Studies (1-3 Credits)
(May be repeated for a maximum of three semester credits). Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.