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Department of Pan African Studies



Pan African Studies
221 Santa Susana Hall
CSU Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8315

Hours: M-F (8 a.m. to 5 p.m)
Phone: (818) 677-3311
Fax: (818) 677-3619



Minor in Pan African Studies


The PAS minor consists of 21 units. Students should work out a program to complement their major with an advisor. They will be able to choose courses from a wide range of offerings which can provide a background in several areas critical to the student's understanding of the African world experience.

Lower Division

Nine units, consisting of:

  • PAS 100 Introduction to Black Culture (3 units)
  • PAS 161 American Political Institutions: A Black Perspective (3 units)

Plus, select one course (three units) from the following:

  • PAS 165 Introduction to Pan Africanism (3 units)
  • PAS 171 Classical African Civilization (3 units)
  • PAS 220 Psychological Environment of the African-American (3 units)
  • PAS 221 Sociological Environment of the African American (3 units)
  • PAS 222 Elements of the Human Geography of the African American
  • PAS 244 African American Literature to 1930 (3 units)
  • PAS 245 African American Literature to 1930 (3 units)
  • PAS 271 African American History to 1865 (3 units)
  • PAS 272 African American History since 1865 (3 units)

Upper Division

Select 12 units of upper division Pan African Studies courses, in consultation with a PAS advisor.