An interdisciplinary minor comprised of courses from the departments of Communication, English, Geography/History, Political Science, and Sociology. The objectives of this minor are 1) Provide a global study of race, racism, race relations, the socio-historical construction of race, and the contemporary and past experience of African Americans, 2) Provide an examination of global events, people, phenomena, and issues that have heretofore been distorted or excluded from scholarly examination, 3) Challenge traditional ways of thinking about difference and develop understanding of human relations and the role of African Americans in these relations, and 4) Provide essential knowledge base and experience for students to understand, engage, compete and succeed in our diverse world.
The Black Studies minor is earned through completion of 18 credits including one required introductory course (BLS 100) and 15 credits as distributed below (including 12 credits of upper division work, 300-400 level). A minimum grade point average of 2.00 (“C”) is required for graduation. No “D” or “F” may be counted toward the minor.