Black Studies (BLST)
BLST 1101 Black Lives Matter 3 Credits
Attributes: ASTH American Studies Theme Course, BSFC Black Studies Focus Course, BSSS Black Studies: Social and Behavioral Sciences, PJST Peace and Justice Studies, UDIV U.S. Diversity
In the context of Ferguson, Charleston, and other national crises, this course responds to the call of students from our campus community to raise questions about and critically reflect upon the failures of democracy to recognize the value of Black Life. This course employs collective thinking, teaching, and research to focus on questions surrounding race, structural inequality, and violence. It examines the historical, geographical, cultural, social, and political ways in which race has been configured and deployed in the United States. Various faculty will bring to bear their respective scholarly lenses so that students understand race and racism across intellectual disciplines. Previously BL 0101.
BLST 4990 Independent Study 1-3 Credits
Attributes: BSCP Black Studies Capstone Course
Upon request and by agreement with a professor in the program, a Black Studies minor may conduct a one-semester independent study on a defined research topic or field of study. Previously BL 0398.