Professors Barbara Shaw, (Interim Program Coordinator), Binnington, Harris, Keysor, Lo, Moore Roberson, Ribeiro
Black Studies reflects the breadth and depth of African American experiences and illuminates distinctive pathways to understanding oneself in relationship to the world. The interdivisional program acknowledges the vitality of African heritages while also recognizing the contingency of Black experiences in the Americas. Our curricular and co-curricular experiences encompass (but are not exclusively limited to) the following fields: Art, Community and Justice Studies, Economics, Education Studies, English, Environmental Studies, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
The Black Studies Program offers an interdivisional minor based on an exploration of Black peoples and culture and of race as a historical construct. The minor requires a minimum of 22 semester credit hours. At least one course in the minor must be at the 300 level or higher, and students must have at least a 2.0 GPA in the minor. The minor requires BLKST 100 – Approaches to Black Studies and BLKST 480 – Capstone Seminar, at least one course from the Core, at least one course from Black Studies in the Discipline, and two courses from the Core, Discipline, or Related courses list.
Because this minor is interdivisional, students may complete any major to satisfy the college requirement that the major and minor be in different divisions.
Course offerings vary from year to year, and thus consultation with the minor coordinator at the time of declaration is strongly suggested. All substitutions of alternatives for approved courses must be approved by the minor coordinator, and students must discuss any potential course substitutions prior to enrolling in the course.
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