Academic Bulletin 2020-2021 
    Sep 23, 2023  
Academic Bulletin 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Black Studies Minor

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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: Acknowledge and recognize the foundations of Black Studies as an interdisciplinary field of scholarly inquiry and discuss 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. 

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