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Spring 2021
Oct 17, 2021
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BLST 0101 - Introduction to Black Studies
*Introduction to Black Studies* This course considers the issues, epistemologies, and political investments central to Black Studies as a field. We will explore chronologically, thematically, and with an interdisciplinary lens the social forces and ideas that have shaped the individual and collective experiences of African-descended peoples throughout the African Diaspora. This course is a broad survey of the history of chattel slavery, colonial encounters, community life, and social institutions of black Americans. We will address issues of gender and class; the role of social movements in struggles for liberation; and various genres of black expressive cultures. Students will develop critical tools, frameworks, and vocabulary for further study in the field. Course materials may include Maulana Karenga’s /Introduction to Black Studies/, C.L.R. James’s /The Black Jacobins/, and Hurston’s /Their Eyes Were Watching God/. 3 hrs. lect.
0.000 OR 1.000 Credit hours
0.000 OR 1.000 Lecture hours
0.000 TO 2.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Discussion, Lecture

Interdisciplinary Division
Program in Black Studies Department

Course Attributes:
AAL, AMR, HIS, SOC


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