Bachelor of Arts in Black Studies

The Black Studies department currently offers a major leading to the B.A. degree with either an African-American emphasis or an African emphasis.  Black Studies majors must complete 30 hours of course work in the discipline.

 

For a B.A., the college requires completion of a foreign language through the intermediate level.


Bachelor of Arts in Black Studies with an African-American Emphasis

Courses required for major (core curriculum):

BLST 1000Introduction to Black Studies

3 credits

BLST 2100Black American Culture

3 credits

BLST 1260Survey of Black Literature

3 credits

And Either

BLST 2410African American History to 1865

3 credits

Or

BLST 2420African-American History: Emancipation to Brown

3 credits

The remaining 18 hours shall be selected from upper division departmental courses (3000 and 4000 level).  BLST 3980 and BLST 4900 may each be selected twice.

Bachelor of Arts in Black Studies with an African Studies Emphasis

 

BLST 1000Introduction to Black Studies

3 credits

BLST 1050/HIST 1050Ancient African Civilization

3 credits

BLST 1340Introduction to Contemporary Africa

3 credits

BLST 4700/BLST 8706African Philosophy

3 credits

The remaining 18 hours shall be selected from upper division departmental courses (3000 and 4000 level).  BLST 3980 and BLST 4900 may each be selected twice.

Advanced Writing Course

All students are required to take an advanced writing course within their major. For the Black Studies major, this is ENGL 2400 or another approved course.