2020-2021 Catalog

BLST 101 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 the philosophical and political debates that laid the intellectual foundation for Black Studies and examine the social movements that resulted in the field of Black Studies in the present. Topics include 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. 


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • United States Diversity