Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2021

Black Diaspora Studies Minor

The minor in Black Diaspora Studies is designed to introduce students to the study of the cultures of the Black world including Africa and the Black Diaspora in the United States of America, Brazil, and the Caribbean. Students interested in a minor in Black Diaspora Studies take fifteen semester hours from the list of courses and achieve a grade of C or better in each class. If a student knows of a course not found on this list that focuses on African, African American, or Black Diaspora issues, he or she can petition the Dean of Arts and Sciences to include it. However, no more than six semester hours may be used from any one discipline, such as English or Sociology.

Requirements

Fifteen hours with grades of C or better distributed as follows:

BLST 2010Introduction to Black Studies

3

At least ONE, but no more than TWO from the following:

ARTS 4845African Art History

3

ENGL 4451African Literature

3

ENGL 4452African Women Writers

3

MUSC 3800African Music & Dance

3

POLS 4541Politics of Modern Africa

3

SOCI 4950Special Topics

1-4

GEOG 3500Regional Geography:Spec Topics

3

EDUC 3580/BLST 3580/AFST 3580Traditional African Worldview and Education

3

The remainder of the courses to be taken from the following:

HIST 3020African American History

3

HIST 3025African Amer Hist Since 1877

3

ARTS 4840/BLST 4840African-American Art

3

ENGL 4447Comparative Literature

3

HIST 4635The Era of Segregation

3

HIST 4640Civl Rights/Blck Powr Movement

3

HIST 4645AfricnAmer Cult/Intellect Hist

3

HIST 4810Modern Caribbean

3

ENGL 4667African-American Literature

3

ENGL 4669Multicultural Amer Literature

3

SOCI 3444Theories of Racial Stratificat

3

MUSC 3650Jazz History

3

MUSC 3650/BLST 3650: Make arrangements with the instructor to take this two credit course for three credits.