Black Studies (Minor)

Arts and Sciences
History, Philosophy, and Anthropology

The Online Bulletin is for information purposes only. Current students must complete the requirements as outlined in the York Bulletin as applicable.
Course Descriptions
Course descriptions can be found in the online PDF version of the Bulletin

Requirements for the Black Studies Minor


Required Introductory Course

Choose one course from the following: 
BLST101Introduction to Black Studies 
BLST102The Unforgiving Mirror: Race and Racism in Contemporary Society 
BLST103Black Women in the Atlantic World 
BLST104Introduction to Africa 

Foundation Courses

Choose two courses from the following: 
BLST202The Black Experience in the Caribbean 
HIST272African American History 
HIST276African History from 1800 until the Present 

Black Studies Electives

Choose two courses from the following; 
ANTH241Ethnology of Africa 
BLST213African American Religions and Religious Practice 
BLST220Western African Literature in English 
BLST222Caribbean Literature in Translation 
BLST237The Contemporary Legacy of Slavery in the U.S. 
BLST241The Urbanization of Contemporary Africa 
BLST242The Urbanization of Contemporary American America 
BLST261Folklore:The African in America 
BLST262Black American Culture 
BLST285Environmental Justice in North America 
BLST286Africa and the Columbian Exchange 
BLST323Mass Media, the Internet, and Black Communities 
BLST325Historiography in Black Studies 
BLST331The Civil Rights Movement in America 
BLST342Third-World Consciousness in Africa 
BLST343The Contemporary Black Experience in South Africa 
BLST345Black Revolutionary Thought 
BLST348Heritage, Culture and Memory* 
BLST349Race, Housing and Community* 
BLST353Boys to Men: From Macho to Black Male Feminist 
BLST354The Role of Black in American Economy 
BLST364Social Movement in the African Diaspora (WI) 
ENG298Special Topics 
ENG357The Literature of the Harlem Renaissance 
ENG392African American Literature 
FA296African Art 
FA398Afro-American Art 
HIST274The American Ethnic Experience 
HIST275African History until 1800 
HIST279History of Hip-Hop 
HIST313The Civil War 
HIST374Africa and the Atlantic Slave Trade 
HIST375Decolonization of West Africa 
HIST376West Africa Since Independence 
MUS250African-American Music (WI) 
MUS253History of Jazz (WI) 
SOC366Sociology of Modernization and Development 
WLIT210North African Literature 

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

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