Black Studies (Minor)

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Course Descriptions
Course descriptions can be found in the online PDF version of the Bulletin

Black Studies Minor


Required Introductory Course

Choose One from the Following:

BLST101 Introduction to Black Studies 
BLST102 The Unforgiving Mirror: Race and Racism in Contemporary Society 
BLST103 Black Women in the Atlantic World 
BLST104 Introduction to Africa 

Foundation Courses

Choose 2 courses from the Following:

BLST202 The Black Experience in the Caribbean 
HIST272 African American History 
HIST276 African History from 1800 until the Present 

Black Studies Electives


Choose 2 Courses from the Following;

ANTH241 Ethnology of Africa 
BLST213 African American Religions and Religious Practice 
BLST220 Western African Literature in English 
BLST222 Caribbean Literature in Translation 
BLST237 The Contemporary Legacy of Slavery in the U.S. 
BLST241 The Urbanization of Contemporary Africa 
BLST242 The Urbanization of Contemporary American America 
BLST261 Folklore:The African in America 
BLST262 Black American Culture 
BLST285 Environmental Justice in North America 
BLST286 Africa and the Columbian Exchange 
BLST323 Mass Media, the Internet, and Black Communities 
BLST325 Historiography in Black Studies 
BLST331 The Civil Rights Movement in America 
BLST342 Third-World Consciousness in Africa 
BLST343 The Contemporary Black Experience in South Africa 
BLST345 Black Revolutionary Thought 
BLST348* Heritage, Culture and Memory 
BLST349* Race, Housing and Community 
BLST353 Boys to Men: From Macho to Black Male Feminist 
BLST354 The Role of Black in American Economy 
BLST364 (WI) Social Movement in the African Diaspora 
ENG298 Special Topics 
ENG357 The Literature of the Harlem Rennaissance 
ENG392 African American Literature 
FA296 African Art 
FA398 Afro-American Art 
HIST274 The American Ethnic Experience 
HIST275 African History until 1800 
HIST279 History of African American Music, Emphasis on Hip Hop 
HIST313 The Civil War 
HIST374 Africa and the Atlantic Slave Tade 
HIST375 Decolonization of West Africa 
HIST376 West Africa Since Independence 
MUS250 Afro-American Music in the United States 
MUS253 History of Jazz 
SOC366 Sociology of Modernization and Development 
WLIT210 North African Literature 

* Course is cross-listed with an Anthropology course of the same number.

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