Black Studies

College of Ethnic Studies
Dean: D. Phillip McGee

Department of Black Studies
PSY 103
415-338-2698
Chair: Wade W. Nobles (Acting)

Faculty

Professors--Head, McGee, Nobles, T'Shaka, Yansane

Associate Professor--Richards

Programs

B.A. in Black Studies

Minor in Black Studies

Program Scope

The general goals within the course structure of the Black Studies major are to relate logical, artistic, and scientific principles to events both historical and current in the Black community. Particular emphasis is given to content and data accumulated in the behavioral sciences, humanities, and creative arts. Social institutions which directly affect the Black community and the constraints operating on them will be analyzed.

The principal objectives of the program are to provide an opportunity for an integrated liberal arts major in Black Studies for those students interested in the education and development of the Black and global community.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BLACK STUDIES

Courses for this program are listed in alphabetical sequence (consult Index for page reference).

The Bachelor of Arts in Black Studies includes basic core courses (27 units), an area of concentration (12 units), and electives on advisement (6 units).

Units

Program

BL S 101	Introduction to Black Studies		3
BL S 200	Introduction to Black Psychology		3
BL S 201	Black Involvement in Scientific 
Development 3
BL S 210	Introduction to Black Literature		3
BL S 300	From Africa to America		3
BL S 302	Black Diaspora		3
BL S 340	Economics of the Black Com-
munity 3
BL S 516	Research Methods		3

BL S 551	Field Work in Black Studies		3
Total for core		27
Area of Concentration(chosen from one of 
the following) 12
Electives upon advisement from Black Studies 

or related area		6
Total for major		45

Black Humanities Concentration

Units selected on advisement		12
BL S 221	Afro-American Music: A 20th 
Century Survey
BL S 225	Images and Issues in Black Visual
Media
BL S 301	Africa in Global Perspectives
BL S 303	Afro-American History
BL S 400	Black Arts and Humanities
BL S 411	African--African-American 
Literature
BL S 420	Black Fiction
BL S 430	Black Poetry
BL S 440	Black Oratory
BL S 450	Black Philosophy
BL S 617	Black Dance Experience
BL S 660	Black Journalism

Black Behavioral and Social Sciences
Concentration

Units selected on advisement		12
BL S 111	Black Cultures and Personalities
BL S 206	Black Child Development
BL S 215	Introduction to Black Family 
Studies
BL S 301	Africa in Global Perspectives
BL S 303	Afro-American History
BL S 310	Anthropology of Blackness
BL S 320	Black Politics, Mass Movements, 
and Liberation Themes
BL S 326	Black Religion
BL S 330	Sociological Dimensions of the 
Black Experience
BL S 370	Health, Medicine, and Nutrition 
in the Black Community
BL S 515	Black Family Studies
BL S 555	Pigmentation and the Experience 
of Color
BL S 610	Art, Myth, and Religion
BL S 655	Selected Topics in Black 
Studies (1-3)

MINOR PROGRAM IN BLACK STUDIES

BL S 101	Introduction to Black Studies		3
BL S 200	Introduction to Black Psychology		3
BL S 201	Black Involvement in Scientific 
Development 3
BL S 210	Introduction to Black Literature		3
BL S 300	From Africa to America		3
BL S 302	Black Diaspora		3
BL S 340	Economics of the Black 
Community 3

BL S 516	Research Methods		3
Total		24


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