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 2010Introduction to Black Studies

3 credits

BLST 2100Black American Culture

3 credits

And either

BLST 2410African American History to 1865

3 credits

Or

BLST 2420African-American History: Emancipation to Brown

3 credits

Literature Course Requirement

BLST 1260Survey of Black Literature

3 credits

Or

BLST 2260/ENGL 2260Black Short Story

3 credits

Or

BLST 2350/ENGL 2350Black Literature in America 1746-1939

3 credits

Or

BLST 2360/ENGL 2360Contemporary Black Literature

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12
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 1050/HIST 1050Ancient African Civilization

3 credits

BLST 1340Introduction to Contemporary Africa

3 credits

BLST 2010Introduction to Black Studies

3 credits

BLST 2700African 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.

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.