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  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog

Black Studies Minor


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Black Studies Affiliates

Devon Lynch, Director, Black Studies Program
Anna Dempsey, Art History
Shari Evans, English
John Fobanjong, Political Science
royal hartigan, Music
Memory Holloway, Art History
Anna Klobucka, Portuguese and Women’s & Gender Studies
Lisa Maya Knauer Sociology and Anthropology
Eric Larson, Crime & Justice Studies
Morgan J. Peters, English
Isabel F Rodrigues, Sociology and Anthropology
Mark Santow, History
Viviane Saleh-Hanna, Crime & Justice Studies
Bridget Teboh, History
Heather Turcotte, Crime & Justice Studies
Timothy Walker, History
Tryon Woods, Crime & Justice Studies

Selected Faculty in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Visual and Performing Arts also participate in offering courses.

Black Studies is a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the society, culture and history of Africans and people of African descent. Drawing on the expertise of scholars of the African and African-American experience in the fields of sociology, literature, the visual and performing arts, history, political science, education, economics and anthropology, the minor has the following goals:

  • To emphasize the African and African-American contribution to world development
  • To broaden and deepen students’ understanding of Africa, the African diaspora and the American identity
  • To provide students of African descent with an opportunity to pursue a program of study directly relevant to their own lives and expose as many students as possible to African and African-American studies.

A minor must be completed at the time of the degree and will be so noted on the student’s transcript.  A student cannot be readmitted to the University to complete only a minor.

Requirements


Each student who minors in Black Studies is required to complete BLS 101, Introduction to Black Studies and BLS 480, Seminar in Black Studies which provides a capstone experience. In addition, four elective courses must be selected, at least one course must be taken from two of the four content areas.

Total credits: 18


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