2018-2019 Catalog

BLST 110 Introduction to Black Studies

This course introduces students to the history and methods of the discipline known as Black Studies. Readings will focus on the origins and institutionalization of Black Studies as a field of academic inquiry. Students will learn about movements that resulted in the field of Black Studies in the present, including the foundational academic work of W.E.B. DuBois, the San Francisco State student revolt of 1968, Mellon and Ford Foundation funding of programs and departments, and the recent student demands at University of Missouri and elsewhere. International movements, such as the Birmingham [UK] school of cultural studies and African independence movements, will also be considered.


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • United States Diversity
  • Global Connections