Sankofa Conference 2023

Black Studies Minor

The Black Studies Minor is an 18-credit minor that uses an interdisciplinary approach to analyze historical and current issues of people of African descent in the United States. The minor affords students the opportunity to explore multiple academic disciplines through the lens of the Black experience and consider personal views about race and racism, using anti-Black racism as a framework for understanding. Students will consider ways to promote racial equity and become leaders and social activists within their respective communities. The Black Studies Minor is designed to attract students from all fields of study and complement all majors.

Program Contact
Assistant Professor of Psychology
illustration of Carver Hall
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Courses and Curriculum

ISTD 120—Antiracism, Equity, and Social Responsibility

ISTD 220—An Introduction to Exploring Black Studies

ISTD 320—Special Topics in Black Studies

SOWK 200 Diversity and Social Justice

SOC 202 Racial and Ethnic Relations

PSY 331 Psychology of Race

ENG 281 Civil Rights Novel 

ENG 282 African American Literature 

POL Race and Politics in the US 

HIS African American History Content

HIS History of Africa 

HIS Pre-colonial Africa 

PHIL Philosophy of Africa 

ANT Race and Human Variation 

COM Communicating Identity and Difference

(TBD) Art of Africa and Oceana

Applying to this Program


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