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.
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.
BLACK STUDIES ACTIVITIES
If you make an observation ...
... You have an obligation! -MK Asante