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Undergraduate Catalog 2020 - 2021 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020 - 2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Black Studies, B.A.

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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.

For Information

Contact the Black Studies Program (216) 687-3655, www.csuohio.edu/class/blackstudies

Admission to Major

Good academic standing.

Hours Required for Degree

Minimum hours required for the degree: 120

Minimum hours required for the major: 30

Major-Field Requirements

Required Courses: Black Studies majors are required to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours. The hours must include core hours in each section below. A minimum of 21 credit hours must be completed at the 300-400 course level in the major. See website or call the Black Studies Program for the complete listing of courses.

Core Course Requirements, Sections A, B, and C: See course selection below

Section A

Section B

Section C - Choose two courses from any combination of C1, C2 and C3 (6 Credit Hours)


All majors must take BST Capstone. No substitutions are permitted.

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