Black Studies is the study of the history, culture, socio-economic and political development of people of African descent, and their contributions to world civilizations. The principle geographic domains of this academic discipline are the United States, the Caribbean, Latin America, South America, Africa, and increasingly Western Europe, where large communities of persons of African descent reside. The field features a diversity of academic approaches, as well as intellectual and practical interests, and encompasses an array of disciplines, including History, English, Political Science, Geography, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Art, Music, Urban Studies, and Religion.
What careers can this major prepare you for?
The Black Studies degree affords a student the opportunity to pursue a graduate education and/or a variety of career fields. Black Studies Program majors/minors can be found in a variety of professions and occupational areas, including: Business Management, Medicine, City Planning, Museum, Community Development, Performing and Visual Arts, Education, Psychology, Film, Public Health, Government, Radio, Journalism, Religion, International Relations, Social Work, Law, Television.
What skills are developed within this major?
Skills developed within this major include: Critical thinking, Effective communication, Research and writing, Cultural literacy/awareness, Collaboration/teamwork, Diversity/Multicultural Interaction.
Contact the Black Studies Program (216) 687-3655, www.csuohio.edu/class/blackstudies