Black Studies

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The Black Studies department currently offers a major leading to the B.A. degree with either an African-American emphasis or an African emphasis and a general minor program.. The central mission of the Black Studies program is to prepare students to critically understand, conduct research concerning, and interpret the complex histories, societies, and cultures of people of African descent in the United States, Africa, and the Diaspora. We situate this knowledge within a general discourse concerning what it teaches us about the totality of the human experience. Black Studies majors must complete 30 hours of course work in the discipline. BLST 3980 and BLST 4900 may each be selected twice.