Special Topics in Black Studies will examine the historical and sociopolitical context of a given topic concerning black identity and the cultural impact and contributions of black people. The course will trace the historical patterns of the topic from its origins to the present, as well as emphasize the diversity of Black thought. The course will contextualize the topic of focus, such as code switching, postcolonialism, Pan-Africanism, critical race theory, black feminism, and social justice, within a relevant theoretical framework that speaks to historical realities. Students will read works about and within the topic and study its development as well as its historical, economic, political, and social contexts.
BLAS 250 - Special Topics in Black Studies
ENGL 101, which may be taken concurrently.