Black Studies - Course of Study

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Focus Courses


AY 130 Cultures of Africa
AY 190 North African Society and Culture

Black Studies

BL 398 Independent Study/Research in Black Studies


EC 130 Economics of Haiti


EN 105 The African Diaspora: Literature and Culture
EN 261 The African American Literary Tradition
EN 262 Harlem Renaissance
EN 263 African American Women Writers
EN 264 African American Fiction, 1940-1980
EN 265 Contemporary African/American Fiction


FR 260 Introduction to Francophone Sub-Saharan African Culture


HI 262 African-American History, 1619 to 1865
HI 263 Inventing Themselves: African-American Women in U.S. History
HI 264 African-American History, 1865 to Present
HI 291 Africans in the New World, 1500 to 1800
HI 292 History of the African Diaspora
HI 293 West Africa and the Making of the Atlantic World, 1444-1880
HI 301/CL 301 Ancient Greece, Rome, & Africa 


PH 284 Critical Race Theory


PO 141 African Politics


SO 165 Race, Cities, and Poverty

Visual and Performing Arts

AH 165 The Black Experience: African American Art and Criticism in the Twentieth Century
FM 104 African American Cinema
MU 101 The History of Jazz
MU 112 The Music of Black Americans

Component Courses


BI 71 Identity and the Human Genome


EN 114/
FR 295 Caribbean Literature: History, Culture, and Identity
EN 284 American Women Writers of Color
EN 375 Caribbean Women Writers


HI 238 The United States, 1850 to 1900
HI 239 20th-Century United States
HI 342 Immigration, Ethnicity, and Race in U.S. History
HI 376 The Spanish Caribbean: Cuba, Santa Domingo, and Puerto Rico from Columbus to Castro
HI 397 Special Topics (in consultation with Black Studies program director)


PO 143 Caribbean Politics
PO 153 Politics of Race, Class, and Gender
PO 290 Special Topics in Politics (in consultation with Black Studies program director)


PY 350 Seminar in Psychology of Race and Ethnicity

Religious Studies

RS 235 Liberation Theology


SO 162 Race, Gender, and Ethnic Relations
SO 163 Urban/Suburban Sociology
SO 185 Introduction to International Migration

Visual and Performing Arts

AH 12 Introduction to the Art History of Asia, Africa, and the Americas
MU 122 World Music History and Ensemble