A minor in Pan African Studies is designed to educate students about the multi-faceted dimensions of communities of African descent worldwide. The Pan African Studies minor at Arcadia is based on the idea of Arcadia’s attention to graduating well-rounded, intellectually astute students and the university’s focus on global studies. Inasmuch as this minor serves the needs of the students who are interested in various facets of the Africana experience, it will demonstrate Arcadia’s understanding of the relationships between the discipline and other related disciplines (e.g. Business, History, English, Communications, Sociology, Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Education, International Studies, etc.). In addition, our students who seek to enter some aspect of African American, African or African Diaspora studies will find that they are adequately prepared for colleges and universities with more extensive programs, including graduate programs in the field.