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 1000||Introduction to Black Studies||
|BLST 2100||Black American Culture||
| ||And either||
|BLST 2410||African American History to 1865||
|BLST 2420||African-American History: Emancipation to Brown||
Literature Course Requirement
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
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.
African Studies Emphasis Course Contingency
In the event that BLST 1050 and/or BLST 1340 are not being offered in a timely fashion with respect to the graduation schedule of an African Emphasis BA candidate, the chair of the department may, at his or her discretion, accept alternative departmental courses or external courses dealing with African continental issues or minor or relevant external experiences in course settings like internships, study abroad, and/or community engagement as acceptable for meeting the requirements of those courses.
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.