The Black Studies Program provides undergraduate students an opportunity to study the history, culture, socio-economic and political developments, and creative expressions of people of African descent. Additionally, the program highlights the contributions of black people to world civilizations. The principle geographic domains of this academic discipline are the United States, 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, Religion, and Philosophy.
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 an array of professions and occupational areas. These career possibilities include: education, journalism, law, business management, government, city planning, community development, international relations, psychology, public health, religion, radio, television, visual and performing arts, and social work.
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, and Diversity/Multicultural Interaction.
Contact the Black Studies Program (216) 687-3655 or visit our website: www.csuohio.edu/class/blackstudies