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The Black Studies Department is a holistic and interdisciplinary field of study

that includes and connects history, psychology, sociology, politics, literature,

religion, oral communication, music, and art. The Black Studies Department

promotes academic, professional and personal excellence by providing quality

education and services that inspire, empower and facilitate student success and

life-long learning within an environment that encourages and validates diversity. 

Black Studies courses support students in building an academic and personal

foundation which encourages the pursuit and completion of higher learning

within and outside of the academic arena.  As a result, Black Studies students

engage in a broad range of careers and in both the public and private sectors.

Students have opportunities to participate in community service learning.

 

Black Studies makes education relevant for life!

 

As a multidisciplinary curriculum, Black Studies offers courses Humanities and Social Sciences,

some of which satisfy the American Institutions requirement. Our program builds a positive understanding and knowledge of the history, culture and contributions of Africans and African Americans to the development of the United States and the world.  All students benefit from courses

in Black Studies  especially those who pursue careers in social sciences, education, law, counseling, journalism, social work, business, and public administration.

 

"A people without knowledge of their history are destined to relive it."

 

 

DEGREES & TRANSFER INFORMATION

 

.As a part of the School of Social/Behavioral Sciences and Multicultural Studies, our department

offers an Associate in Arts degree in Black Studies with emphasis upon 27 units of lower-division preparation for the major and courses related to transfer and graduation requirements at four-year colleges and universities.   

 

1) Black/African American/ Africana Studies Undergraduate & Graduate Program Listings -

    Scholarly and Workforce Value in the 21st Century 

 

2) Black/Africana Studies Graduate Degree Programs (National Council for Black Studies)

 

3) WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH A DEGREE IN BLACK STUDIES!

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT

 

As a multidisciplinary program dedicated to education and service, Black Studies cultivates academically and culturally competent leaders and community activists who are independent learners, researchers, critical/analytical thinkers, and problem solvers. We believe that every student brings a wealth of knowledge and experiences to the learning process with the capacity to grow and learn more.  As a result, students acquire a knowledge of self and life mastery from learning the connection and application of Black Studies across the curriculum, throughout the community and the workplace. Hence, students develop a social character and personal outlook that embraces an attitude of civic responsibility and global awareness, which gives them the ability to contribute to the well-being of themselves, their communities, and humanity.

                                                                           

                                                                                                

IMPORTANT LINKS

 

BLACK STUDIES SEMESTER CLASS SCHEDULE

BLACK STUDIES SCHEDULE MESA WEBSITE

 

BLACK STUDIES PROGRAM & COURSE CATALOG INFORMATION

 

BLACK STUDIES ACTIVITIES

 

3RD SPACE -ROOTS SCHOLARS DISCOVERY ZONE

 

AFRICAN ART GALLERY

 

SDMC YEAR CALENDAR

 

SDMC SEMESTER IMPORTANT DEADLINES

 

 

 

 

 

   If you make an observation ...

       ... You have an obligation!                            -MK Asante