Undergraduate Catalog

Black Studies: Major

Liberal Arts Major in Black Studies - 33 credits

Required courses......................................12 credits

BLK100 Introduction to Black Studies (3)
BLK201 Black History I (3)
BLK202 Black History II (3)
BLK490 Seminar in Black Studies (3)

Core courses..........................................12 credits

One course from each of the four cores: historical, humanities, socio-psychological, and political-economic.

Historical Core:
BLK200 Introduction to Africa (3)
BLK231 Development of Afro-Latin American Civilizations (1492-1825) (3)
BLK232 Contemporary Afro-American Civilizations Since 1825 (3)
BLK301 Survey of Pre-Colonial Africa to 1800 (3)
BLK302 Survey of Contemporary Africa: 19th Century to Present (3)
BLK309 Introduction to Afro-Brazilian History (3)
BLK311 Blacks in the Caribbean, 1492-Present (3)
BLK325 History of Slavery in Americas (3)
BLK331 The American Civil Rights Movement (3)
BLK347 History of South Africa (3)
BLK369 History of Terrorism Against Blacks & Native Americans (3)
BLK401 Blacks in New York History (3)
BLK417 The African Diaspora in World History (3)
BLK450 The Portuguese in Africa (3)
BLK460 West African Kingdoms in the Nineteenth Century (3)
BLK522 African/African-American History & Experiences (3)

Humanities Core:
BLK205 The Black and Latino Experiences: Writing for Scholars (3)
BLK260 Essence of Black Music (3)
BLK263 Black Dance (3)
BLK265 African American Art (3)
BLK268 Survey of Black American Literature (3)
BLK269 Black Poetry and Drama (3)
BLK272 Rap & Spoken Word (3)
BLK300 Gospel Choir (Voices of Unity) (2)
BLK310 Blacks and the Media (3)
BLK315 Black & Latino Children's Literature (3)
BLK320 Contemporary Black American Literature (3)
BLK323 Black Poetry (3)
BLK328 Black Drama in America (3)
BLK333 Black Rhetoric (3)
BLK363 African Dance (3)
BLK372 Hip Hop Culture (3)
BLK375 Black Gospel Music (3)
BLK380 Black Music of the 1960s (3)
BLK396 Black English: Language and Culture (3)
BLK412 Critical Analysis of Black American Literature (3)
BLK415 Recurrent Themes in Black Literature (3)
BLK510 Contemporary Black Women’s Literature (3)

Socio-Psychological Core:
BLK221 The Black Woman (3)
BLK271 Black Sociology (3)
BLK285 Intro to Black Psychology (3)
BLK340 Psychological Studies of Black Americans (3)
BLK350 Contemporary Social Issues in the Black Community (3)
BLK355 The Black Family (3)
BLK357 Psychology of the Black Child (3)
BLK370 Education in the Black Community (3)
BLK420 Counseling Underrepresented Students (3)
BLK440 The African Woman (3)

Political-Economic Core:
BLK175 or INT175 Issues in the Education of Underrepresented College Students (3)
BLK250 Malcolm X: The Man and His Times (3)
BLK275 Advocacy Journalism in the Black Community (3)
BLK290 The Political Economy of Black America (3)
BLK330 Race and Racism in U.S. History (3)
BLK335 Blacks and American Law (3)
BLK345 Black and Latino Leadership (3)
BLK360 Politics of the U.S.A. and the Black Community (3)
BLK364 History of Black Political Thought (3)
BLK430 Black Organization and Movements in the Twentieth Century (3)

Electives ......................................................... 9 credits

Each major candidate is required to complete, by advisement, 3 additional Black Studies courses.  Majors are encouraged to take KIS101 Elementary KiSwahili I and KIS102 Elementary KiSwahili II to fulfill their language requirement for General Education. Other elective options granted on an individual basis are BLK494 Fieldwork in Black Studies and BLK495 Independent Study in Black Studies.