2016-2017 Academic Bulletin 
    Jun 18, 2024  
2016-2017 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Black Studies Minor

Black Studies Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete a minor in Black Studies should be able to accomplish the indicated action in each of the following areas:

  1. Theory and Content: Recognize the foundations of Black Studies as an interdisciplinary scholarly inquiry and the diverse theoretical perspectives that characterize this academic field of study;
  2. Critical and Creative Thinking: Demonstrate critical and creative thinking skills that highlight the interplay between civic learning, human experience, social behavior and institutions, and/or intersectional approaches that shape the field of Black Studies;
  3. Research Methods: Employ/deploy various pathways for collecting, examining, interpreting, and synthesizing information that lead to distinctive research methods informed by the study of African American experiences;
  4. Socio-cultural and Intersectional Awareness: Recognize how race intersects with other social or cultural identities confronting peoples of the African Diaspora, including issues of ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, age, class, and nationality and;
  5. Communication in Communities: Develop communication skills–writing, speaking, and listening–that will enable students to collaborate in the classroom and learn from broader local, national, and global communities.

Requirements (24 Credits Minimum):

Black Studies Core Course:

Advanced Course Requirement:

At least two courses taken to fulfill the minor requirements listed above must be at the 300 level or above.