Pan-African Studies | Minor

Pan-African Studies Minor


Requirements for the Minor (15 units)


A minor in Pan-African Studies is designed to expose students to Black history, culture, experiences, and communities in a manner that complements the general education curriculum and coursework in other majors. The PAS minor requires 6 units of lower division core, 9 units of elective courses. Electives must be drawn from courses offered within the Department of Pan-African Studies. Minor courses that are also a part of the general education (GE) curriculum can double-count for both GE and minor requirements.

Lower Division Core Requirement (6 units)


  • PAS 1510 - African American History (3)
  • PAS 2500 - African History (3)

Elective Courses (9 units)


Minors may choose any three PAS classes for elective credit, except PAS 4950 Senior Thesis. At least two elective courses must be at the upper division (3000 or 4000 level). 

  • PAS 1020 - The African Diaspora in the Americas (3)
  • PAS 1100 - Racial Equality, Government and the Constitution (3)
  • PAS 1200 - Elementary African Language and Culture (3)
  • PAS 1400 - Introduction to Globalization, Race, and Place (3)
  • PAS 1500 - Black Oral Traditions and Communication (3)
  • PAS 2010 - Third World Literature (3)
  • PAS 2020 - African American Religion as Civic Culture (3)
  • PAS 2210 - African American Music as History and Criticism, African American Music (3)
  • PAS 2600 - Third World Images in Film (3)
  • PAS 3020 - Black and Latino and Latin American Relations (3)
  • PAS 3050 - Black Feminism and Womanism (3)
  • PAS 3070 - Black Manhood and Masculinity (3)
  • PAS 3350 - Race and Culture in the Americas, Race Culture Americas (3)
  • PAS 3420 - Cultural Impact of Development (3)
  • PAS 3480 - Race, Class, and Gender (3)
  • PAS 3600 - Dynamics of Change in the Developing World (3)
  • PAS 3690 - Race, Activism, and Emotions (3)
  • PAS 3715 - Rethinking the 'Welfare Queen:' Race, Gender, and Poverty in the US (3)
  • PAS 3800 - Education and Development in Africa (3)
  • PAS 3810 - Literary Explorations of Racism and Justice (3)
  • PAS 3822 - Ethnicity and Emotions in U.S. Film (3)
  • PAS 4000 - Psychology and African Americans (3)
  • PAS 4010 - Topics on Education and African American Advancement (3)
  • PAS 4020 - Black Political Economy (3)
  • PAS 4040 - The Black Family (3)
  • PAS 4060 - Black Women Leaders in Thought and Politics (3)
  • PAS 4080 - Black Sexuality (3)
  • PAS 4090 - Black Labor (3)
  • PAS 4100 - Black People and Islam (3)
  • PAS 4120 - Third World Women and Development (3)
  • PAS 4160 - Pan Africanism and World Politics (3)
  • PAS 4170 - Hip-Hop as Political Expression (3)
  • PAS 4200 - African Foundations of African American Culture (3)
  • PAS 4220 - Themes in Black Literature (3)
  • PAS 4270 - Black Film (3)
  • PAS 4400 - Power and the African American Community I (3)
  • PAS 4410 - Power and African American Communities II: Field Research (3)
  • PAS 4560 - Politics of the Caribbean and Central America (3)
  • PAS 4800 - Afro-Latin America; Afro-Latin America (3)
  • PAS 4850 - Anti-colonial Movements (3)
  • PAS 4900 - Special Topics (3)
  • PAS 4990 - Directed Study (3)