HIS 124 - Introduction to Black Studies 3 credits; Offered as required; Formerly offered as HIS 109
This course will analyze the experience and traditions of black people from across the globe. Particular emphasis is placed on culture and ideological battles against dominant power structures. Themes of identity politics, diasporic studies, and Pan-African debates frame the discussion of the black experience(s).
HIS 427 - The Struggle for Black Equality 3 credits; Offered as required
This course will examine efforts to break down racially-based segregation and inequality in Western social, economic, political, and cultural arenas.
This course will analyze these united efforts through the lens of moral and values-based motivations that led individuals and groups to challenge existing hegemonic structures.
The course will highlight connections among Western struggles for the rights of black peoples and broader Pan-African and diasporic battles for the rights of people of African descent.