The interdisciplinary immersion 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 immersion is to investigate the meanings and dimensions of Blackness that reverberate from slavery and colonialism to the persistent political, social, and cultural implications of racialization in the 21st century. The immersion 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 immersion:
This immersion is closed to students majoring in sociology and anthropology who have chosen tracks in cultural anthropology or sociology.
Students are required to complete at least one course at the 300-level or above as part of the immersion.
The plan code for Black Studies Immersion is BLACKST-IM.