The Black Studies Major is comprised of courses from the departments of Communication, Criminal Justice, English, Geography, History, Political Science, Rhetoric and Professional Writing; and Sociology. The Black Studies Major examines historical and contemporary African and African American agency. This examination seeks to develop the intellectual, creative, and analytical skills of those engaged in the Black Studies program. Black Studies examines the full spectrum of the African Diaspora and provides the breadth of study and experience to deepen students’ understanding and knowledge of our local communities and larger world, challenges students to consider their experiences in it, and enhances, strengthens, and expands their critical skills and vision to succeed in our world. Black Studies emphasizes intellectual growth and consciousness through instruction and thoughtful analysis of sources and experiential learning; scholarly inquiry and production which demonstrates knowledge, creativity, and analysis; implementation, demonstration, sharing, cooperation, responsibility, and leadership within our communities.
The Black Studies Major is earned through completion of the 24 required core courses and 15 credits from the elective courses. A minimum grade point average of 2.00 (“C”) is required for graduation. No “D” or “F” may be counted toward the degree.
A minor is required with this program.