The minor in black studies requires 18 hours. Approved courses are classified into three broad areas (see below). Students are required to complete two courses from area 1, three courses from area 2, and one course from area 3. The courses in area 2 should be selected based on their relevance to the student’s major or career goals. Students must include courses from at least three separate disciplines in their minor. Up to six hours of credit may be double-counted as coursework for the student's major.
Other courses may be substituted at the discretion of the director or associate director of the Center for Black Studies.
Area 3. Application of Knowledge (3 hours)
All students minoring in black studies will be required to fulfill a three-hour requirement that incorporates application of material learned in classes. This requirement will typically be fulfilled by registering for an independent study or practicum course under the supervision of the director or associate director of the Center for Black Studies. The content of the class will involve active learning in one of two ways: an internship with a local agency, institution or business related to the broad field of black studies or an academic service-learning project in which the student utilizes his or her expertise to provide a service to the local community and create an academic product that reflects his or her effort.
Students must complete a minimum of three courses in black studies before fulfilling the area 3 requirement. When eligible, students will register for one of the courses below following consultation with the director or associate director of the Center for Black Studies:
If a student is enrolled in another course that requires a substantial and relevant internship, academic service-learning project or research endeavor, he or she may petition the director of the Center for Black Studies to count that course for the area 3 requirement.