The interdisciplinary minor in black studies examines the social construction of racial differences and its relation to the perpetuation of racism and racial domination. A key component of this minor is an investigation of the meanings and dimensions of blackness that reverberate from slavery and colonialism to the persistent political, social, and cultural implications in the 21st century. The minor emphasizes how blackness intersects with other ethnic identities and how it is shaped by gender, sexuality, and economic inequities. The aim is to refine and advance students’ knowledge of black life-worlds and experiences across the globe.
Notes about this minor:
- Posting of the minor on the student's academic transcript requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor.
- Notations may appear in the curriculum chart below outlining pre-requisites, co-requisites, and other curriculum requirements (see footnotes).
|Choose four of the following|
|ANTH-310||African Film and Popular Culture|
|ANTH-345||Genocide and Post-Conflict Justice|
|COMM-306||Rhetoric of Race Relations|
|CRIM-285||Minority Groups and the Criminal Justice System|
|ENGL-316||Global Literature: Black Feminist Thought|
|ENGL-316||Global Literature: Caribbean Literatures|
|FNRT-322||Survey of Jazz|
|FNRT-323||Survey of African-American Music|
|FNRT-324||Sounds of Protest|
|HIST-245||American Slavery and Freedom|
|HIST-210/INGS-210||Culture and Politics in Urban Africa|
|HIST-310/INGS-310||Global Slavery and Human Trafficking|
|SOCI-220||Minority Group Relations|
* At least two courses must be at the 300-level or above.