Black Studies (BLS)

BLS-201 Introduction to Black Studies

This is the methods course for the field. Ideally minors will take this course in the fall or spring of their sophomore year. This course will introduce students to the history, methodology, and major problems in Black Studies through an interdisciplinary survey of literature, cultural theories, and historical works.
Prerequisites: none
Credit: 1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

BLS-270 Special Topics

The objective of this class is to develop the student's ability to think interdisciplinarily. Through the analysis of a particular theme, topic, cultural expression, or political movement, students will gain a greater understanding of Black Studies scholarship and methodology/ies. Since the content of this course varies from year to year, it may be repeated for credit upon the instructor's approval.
Prerequisites: none
Credit: 1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

BLS-300 Special Topics


Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1

BLS-370 Independent Study Black Studies stud

Individual research projects. The manner of study will be determined by the student in consultation with the instructor. Students must receive written approval of their project proposal from a faculty member before registering for the course.
Prerequisites: Take BLS-201;
Credit: 1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

BLS-387 Independent Study in Black Stu

This course will allow students to engage in individual research projects. The manner of study will be determined by the student in consultation with the instructor. Students must receive written approval of their project proposal from a faculty member before registering for the course
Prerequisites: Take BLS-201;
Credit: 1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

BLS-388 Independent Study in Black Stu

This course will allow students to engage in individual research projects. The manner of study will be determined by the student in consultation with the instructor. Students must receive written approval of their project proposal from a faculty member before registering for the course
Prerequisites: Take BLS-201;
Credit: 1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

BLS-401 Capstone Seminar

Students will demonstrate facility with Black Studies methods and familiarity with Black Studies sources by preparing a substantial and original work of research and analysis and by giving a public presentation of their work (which might include a conference presentation).
Prerequisites: Take BLS-201;
Credit: 1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts