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Black Studies

Division of Social Sciences
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BL ST 1. Introduction to African-American Studies
(4) BANKS, LIPSITZ, J. STEWART
Explores historical and current social conditions of black people in the United States. Topics include slavery, emancipation, reconstruction and urbanblack migration, with particular consideration given to the black church and the black family as bearers and creators of African-American culture.
BL ST 1H. Introduction to African-American Studies- Honors Seminar
(1) BANKS, LIPSITZ, J. STEWART
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Black Studies 1; consent of the instructor.
Seminar course for select group of students participating in the College Honors program designed to enrich the large lecture experience. Additional assignments and rigorous discussion of readings. Intended for highly motivated and well-prepared students actively engaged in critical thought.
BL ST 2. Black Globalization
(4) MCAULEY, STRONGMAN, TREITLER
Repeat Comments: Not the same course as BL ST 2 from Fall 1969 - Winter 2011.
Explains the process of Globalization from the XV Century - when the very concept of race appeared in discourse - to the present through the lenses of the Black experience. The texts, films and lecture presentations counter the historiographical erasure of people of African descent in the making of the Modern World, foregrounds the critical role that Black subject played in both the Old and New Worlds and postulates that Globalization could not have ever taken place without their contributions.
BL ST 3. Introduction to African Studies
(4) AKUDINOBI
A survey of the subject matter, themes, and methods of African Studies. While briefly surveying the prehistory and early states of Africa, the course focuses on the culture and society of the colonial and independence eras.
BL ST 3H. Introduction to African Studies
(1) STAFF
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Black Studies 3; consent of instructor.
Seminar course for select group of students participating in the college Honors program designed to enrich the large lecture experience. Additional assignments and rigorous discussion of readings Intended for highly motivated and well-prepared students actively engaged in critical thought.
BL ST 4. Critical Introduction to Race and Racism
(4) MCAULEY
Examines historical and contemporary manifestations of racism and anti-racism, as well as theoretical approaches to understand the social, cultural, political and economic aspects of race.
BL ST 4H. Critical Introduction to Race and Racism
(1) STAFF
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Black Studies 4; consent of instructor.
Seminar course for select group of students participating in the College Honors program designed to enrich the large lecture experience. Additional assignments and rigorous discussion of readings. Intended for highly motivated and well-prepared students actively engaged in critical thought.
BL ST 5. Blacks and Western Civilization
(4) MCAULEY, J. STEWART
An interdisciplinary analysis of the effect of Africa on Western civilization, specifically the politics, economics, and cultures of Europe, the Caribbean, and North America.
BL ST 5H. Blacks and Western Civilization
(1) MCAULEY, J. STEWART
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Black Studies 5; consent of instructor.
Seminar course for select group of students participating in the College Honors program designed to enrich the large lecture experience. Additional assignments and rigorous discussion of readings. Intended for highly motivated and well-prepared students actively engaged in critical thought.
BL ST 6. The Civil Rights Movement
(4) BANKS, LIPSITZ
History of the modern civil rights movements, its organization and ideologyfrom its origins in the post reconstruction era to its triumphs with the end of legal racial segregation, and its recognition in the civil rights legislation in the 1960s.
BL ST 6H. The Civil Rights Movement- Honors
(1) BANKS, LIPSITZ
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Black Studies 6; consent of instructor.
Seminar course for select group of students participating in the college Honors program designed to enrich the large lecture experience. Additional assignments and rigorous discussion of readings. Intended for highly motivated and well-prepared students actively engaged in critical thought.
BL ST 7. Introduction to Caribbean Studies
(4) MCAULEY, STRONGMAN
Enrollment Comments: Students who have received credit for Black Studies 1B may not take this course for credit.
A survey of the culture and society of the Caribbean. After surveying Amerindian communities and examining the impact of the Atlantic slave trade, focus will be on slavery, emancipation, African and Creole cultures,and the issues accompanying an independent nationhood status.
BL ST 7H. Introduction to Caribbean Studies
(1) MCAULEY, STRONGMAN
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Black Studies 7; consent of instructor.
Seminar course for select group of students participating in the college Honors program designed to enrich the large lecture experience. Additional assignments and rigorous discussion of readings. Intended for highly motivated and well-prepared students actively engaged in critical thought.
BL ST 14. The History of Jazz
(4) LIPSITZ, J. STEWART
A survey of the historical origins and development of jazz, beginning with the West African heritage and the African-American folk tradition, and examining the social and cultural context of this twentieth-century music.
BL ST 33. Major Works of African Literatures
(4) STRONGMAN, AKUDINOBI
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Comparative Literature 33.
An introduction to the diverse literary traditions of Africa through an examination of selected works. Regional focus on North, West, East, Central, and South Africa varies.
BL ST 38A. Introduction to African-American Literature (Part 1)
(4) BATISTE, J. STEWART, STRONGMAN
Enrollment Comments: Same course as English 38A.
African-American literature from colonial times through the Harlem Renaissance.
BL ST 38AH. Honors Seminar on African-American Literature (Part 1)
(1) BATISTE
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Black Studies 38A; consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as ENGL 38AS.
Seminar course for a select group of students enrolled in Black Studies 38A designed to enrich the large lecture experience for the motivated student. Course includes supplementary readings or more intensive study of the Black Studies 38A reading list, and supplemental writing.
BL ST 38B. Introduction to African-American Literature (Part II)
(4) BATISTE, J. STEWART, STRONGMAN
Enrollment Comments: Same course as English 38B.
African-American literature from the 1930s to the present.
BL ST 38BH. Honors Seminar on African-American Literature (Part 2)
(1) BATISTE
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Black Studies 38B; consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as English 38BS.
Seminar course for a select group of students enrolled in Black Studies 38B designed to enrich the large lecture experience for the motivated student. Course includes supplementary readings or more intensive study of the Black Studies 38B reading list, and supplemental writing.
BL ST 45. Black Arts Expressions
(4) LIPSITZ, J. STEWART
A comparative examination of the traditions of African American music, literature, dance, folklore, cinema, the visual arts, and musical theatre. Noprior musical background is required, though some musicological concepts and nomenclature are employed.
BL ST 49A. Survey of African History
(4) MIESCHER
Enrollment Comments: Same course as History 49A. Not open for credit to students who have completed History 49.
An introduction to the history of Africa from the earliest times to the present. Course themes include: organization of production, state formation, Africa and the world economy, colonialism, resistance, power and identities in African societies, current struggles and conflicts. Prehistoryto 1800CE.
BL ST 49B. Survey of African History
(4) MIESCHER
Enrollment Comments: Same course as History 49B. Not open for credit to students who have completed History 49.
An introduction to the history of Africa from the earliest times to the present. Course themes include: organization of production, state formation,Africa and the world economy, colonialism, resistance, power and identitiesin African societies, current struggles and conflicts. 1800CE to the present.
BL ST 50. Blacks in the Media
(4) LIPSITZ
The development of Black stereotypes. Studying literature, comic books, comic strips, cartoons, music, theater, cinema, broadcasting, and television, students analyze the mythical imageries which have created stereotypes.
BL ST 99. Independent Studies in Black Studies
(1-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: BL ST 1 or 3 or 4 or 7 and one additional course in Black Studies.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a cumulative 2.8 for the proceeding 3 quarter(s). Open to non-majors. Designed for majors. Cannot be applied towards the Major or Minor in Black Studies.
Independent studies and mentorship in Black Studies under the direction of a faculty member in the department.
BL ST 99RA. Independent Research Assistance in Black Studies
(1-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: BL ST 1 or 3 or 4 or 7 and one additional course in Black Studies.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a cumulative 2.8 for the proceeding 3 quarter(s). Open to non-majors. Designed for majors. Cannot be applied to the Major or Minor in Black Studies.
Coursework shall consist of faculty supervised research assistance.
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BL ST 100. Africa and United States Policy
(4) MCAULEY
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Post-World War II Africa and United States foreign policy. Special attention is devoted to southern Africa and parallels between social movements in that part of the world and the United States civil rights movement.
BL ST 102. Black Radicals and the Radical Tradition
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
This course examines the tradition of radical thought and the relevance of this thought to the needs and interests of the Black community.
BL ST 103. The Politics of Black Liberation - The Sixties
(4) LIPSITZ
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
The origins of various Black liberation organizations and their ideologies and strategies in the 1960s. Study of grass roots organizations and their struggles sheds light on the developments that occurred when this movement encountered the intransigence of entrenched American racism.
BL ST 104. Black Marxism
(4) LIPSITZ, MCAULEY
Prerequisite: upper-division standing.
A theoretical explication and critique of the diverse Marxian analyses developed in Africa and the African Diaspora from the early 20th century. The course traces and analyzes the divergences of Black Marxisms from Western Marxism.
BL ST 106. Women and Politics of the Body
(4) BANKS
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Examines the relationship between race and gender in the construction of bodily politics that include perceptions of beauty and femininity. In understanding how race and gender matter in conceptualizations of beauty, this course centers Black women's bodies as important sites of resistance.
BL ST 108. Obama as a Political and Cultural Phenomenon
(4) J. STEWART
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Examines the historical, cultural and political nature of the Obama phenomenon. Given the historical nexus of race and class in the United States, the course will explore the historical implications of the election.
BL ST 109. African American Foreign Policy in Transnational Perspective
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Introduces undergraduate students to the history and politics of African American interest in matters of foreign affairs as a text of their own situation as an oppressed minority in America.
BL ST 117. Slavery and Modernity
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Explores the ways in which the ideas and practices of slavery produced modernity in the West. The course goal is to enable students to think critically about two things often kept separate in higher education--slavery and modern America.
BL ST 118. Comparative Rebellion
(4) STAFF
Examines key events in Brown/Black resistance and rebellion in the U. S. and the Borderlands. Using primary and secondary sources, the course emphasizes parallel rebellions, transnational revolutionary thought, and cross-racial alliances.
BL ST 122. The Education of Black Children
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Explores the effects of social, political, and economic forces on the history of Black education. Examines ways of challenging the impacts of race, class, gender, and language in the educational achievement of Black children.Focuses on anti-bias/multicultural curricula in urban settings. Fieldwork required.
BL ST 124. Housing, Inheritance, and Race
(4) LIPSITZ
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Housing discrimination systematically skews opportunities and life chances in the United States across racial lines. This course examines the origins and evolution of fair housing laws, and the role that housing plays in asset accumulation, inheritance, and wealth.
BL ST 125. Queer Black Studies
(4) STRONGMAN
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
An exploration of the intersection of Black Studies and Queer Studies from various theoretical, literary, historical, and multi-media perspectives. Cultural producers studied include: Audre Lorde, Marlon Riggs, Bayard Rustin,and Bruce Nugent.
BL ST 126. Comparative Black Literatures
(4) STRONGMAN, AKUDINOBI
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Comparative Literature 126.
Using a social constructionist approach to race, this course examines themultiple ways in which racial discourses operate in global literary cultures. It emphasizes that blackness need not be a homogeneous concept in order to continue to be a powerful agent in the postmodern world.
BL ST 127. Black Women Writers
(4) BATISTE, STRONGMAN
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Examines the significance of race, class, gender, sexuality, and place as experienced and articulated in the literature of Black women of the African diaspora.
BL ST 128. The Black Experience in Southern California
(4) BATISTE
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
An interdisciplinary examination of the history, culture, economic conditions, policy debates, and social movements of Blacks in Southern California from 1781 to the present. Music, literature, film, autobiography, and socialtheory are used to analyze the processes of regional and racial transformation.
BL ST 129. The Urban Dilemma
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Examines the evolution of African-American urban communities. Focuses on theoretical and historiographical debates including: social organization; conditions; daily life; culture; social movements; sustainable development; and class, gender, race relations. Analysis of current policy debates and community initiatives.
BL ST 130A. Negritude and African Literature
(4) STRONGMAN
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Recommended Preparation: Black Studies 1, 3 or 7.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have taken Black Studies 30A.
History of Francophone West Indian and African literature from the 1920s through the 1950s. Writers studied include Aime and Suzanne Cesaire, Leon Gontran Damas, Leopold Sedar Senghor, and Jane and Paulette Nardal.
BL ST 130B. The Black Francophone Novel
(4) STRONGMAN
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Recommended Preparation: Black Studies 3 or 7.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have taken Black Studies 30B.
A study of theoretical and literary discourses of decolonization that appeared simultaneously in Africa and the West Indies after the second World War. Writers studied include Mongo Beti, Camara Laye, Aime Cesaire, Ferdinand Oyono, Miriam Warner-Viegyra, Maryse Conde, and Simone Schwartz-Bart.
BL ST 131. Race and Public Policy
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Provides a theoretical overview of the role of race and ethnicity in local,national, and international public policy debates. Examines critical case studies of several policies: regional development, social welfare, environment, criminal justice, etc. Student policy projects with fieldwork componentincluded.
BL ST 133. Gender and Sexuality in Black Studies
(4) BANKS, STRONGMAN
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Examines the intersection of gender, sexuality, race, and class in creatingdisadvantage and advantage. In examining how racism, sexism, and heterosexism shape Black life chances in a 21st century context, this course focuses on systems of oppression that exist within and outside Black communities.
BL ST 136. Black Feminist Thought
(4) BANKS
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Examines past and contemporary scholarship in Black feminist thought. By examining the intervention of Black feminist thought within mainstream feminist theory and the field of Black Studies, this course presents a critical examination of the theoretical and practical contributions of Black feministscholars.
BL ST 137E. Sociology of the Black Experience
(4) MCAULEY
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Sociology 137E.
Sociological overview of the experiences of Blacks in the United States from slavery to the present. Sociological analysis of the changing historical significance of Black poverty, the Black family, and the Black worker in the United States will be presented.
BL ST 138. African Religions in the Americas
(4) MICHEL, STRONGMAN
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Religious Studies 156.
A study of Neo-African religions in the Americas, with special emphasis on Haitian Vodou. Beliefs, myths, philosophical perspectives, moral order, rituals and practices as well as social and political dynamics are examined invarious contemporary religious communities. Women's roles and sexuality issues are also explored.
BL ST 142. Music in African-American Cultures: U.S.A.
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Introduction to the music of African-Americans in the U.S.A. from the antebellum era to the present, including folk, religious, popular, and classicalmusic forms. The sociology of Black music in America forms the basis for lectures and discussions.
BL ST 143. Hip-Hop
(4) STEWART, JOHNSON, LIPSITZ
Designed to introduce students to the history and contemporary influence ofhip hop, including rap music, break dancing, graffiti, Bboying, djing, fashion, global marketing, etc. Traces the history of hip hop from its early emergence in the Bronx in the 1970s to its emergence as the global soundtrackof the 21st century. Students will also study the particular urban geographies of hip hop culture and its critique of social, political, and economic conditions of Black life.
BL ST 145. Survey of Theories of Performance and Identity
(4) BATISTE
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Course examines theories of performance, identity and culture. It queries the way the categories through which we live are themselves performative andexamines the relationship between these and more conventional forms of staged and public performances.
BL ST 146. Topics in Performance Practices, Histories and Genres
(4) BATISTE
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Practices, traditions, histories, methodologies, and genres of Black performance as chosen by instructor. Radical traditions might focus on plays, spoken word, or oratory; a methodological topic might focus on ethnography. A genre might be dance; a history, Shakespeare or burlesque.
BL ST 147PL. Performance of Literature
(4) BATISTE
Prerequisite: Upper-Division Standing.
Recommended Preparation: One of the following courses is recommended: English 38A, 38B, Black Studies 38A, 38B, 145, or 146.
Enrollment Comments: Same Course as English 176PL
Explores relationships between performances of identity, literary analysis, and the staging of literature. Students conceptualize the performance of identity, space, and text through original dramatization of literary materials that they prepare, stage, and embody. No theater experience required.
BL ST 152. Music of the African Diaspora
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
A survey of select African derived musical traditions from the Caribbean, North and South America, and Africa.
BL ST 153. Black Popular Music in America
(4) LIPSITZ
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
A critical survey of African-American popular styles since 1950. The courseis style specific but also addresses the music's relationship to other aspects of popular culture.
BL ST 154. Environmental Racism and Environmental Justice
(4) J. STEWART
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with BL ST 254.
This course investigates environmental injustice—that some people, especially poorer people, bear a disproportionate burden of living in communities with environmental hazards—and environmental racism—that a high coincidence exists between the location of toxic waste sites and Black and Brown communities, even when they are predominantly middle class.
BL ST 155. Dreams and Conflicts: Black Visual Culture
(4) J. STEWART
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enables students to think critically about how visual politics have shaped the landscape of race, how visual arts are related to other expressions of culture, such as music, theatre, and dance, and how Black artists have embodied and contested regimes of racial knowledge anchored in the visualization of Blackness.
BL ST 160. Analyses of Scientific Racism in the United States
(4) J.STEWART, KEEL
Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
In-depth analysis of the history, ideological and scientific origins of racism in the United States from the nineteenth century. The effects of institutional racism on social policy, desegregation, integration, and affirmative action programs are also examined.
BL ST 161. "Third World" Cinema
(4) AKUDINOBI
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Film Studies 161.
Studies representative films from Africa, Asia, and Latin America from the 1950s to the present. Explores the socio-cultural and aesthetic dimensions of these cinemas (which have emerged as the "other" of Hollywood and European cinema).
BL ST 162. African Cinema
(4) AKUDINOBI
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Critical perspectives on African cinema from its inception to the present. Production contexts, aesthetic/narrative strategies, ideological/ representational concerns are examined along with issues of authorship, culture, gender, identity, post-coloniality, etc.
BL ST 165. African Popular Culture
(4) AKUDINOBI
Enrollment Comments: Different course than BL ST 165 from Fall 1999 - Fall 2011
Examines contemporary African cultural production as a dynamic field where,through fashion, photography, music, film, television, politics, fiction, magazines, art, advertisement, sports, religion, and new media, issues of class, identity, gender, agency, community, heritage, subcultures, transformation, globalization, among others, converge.
BL ST 169AR. African-American History
(4) J. STEWART
Prerequisite: Black Studies 1 or 5 or History 17A or 17B or 17C or upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as History 169AR. Not open for credit to students who have completed Black Studies 169A.
Influence/experience of Africans/African-Americans in United States history. Origins and developments of slavery and racism in British colonies.
BL ST 169BR. African-American History
(4) J. STEWART
Prerequisite: Any lower-division course in Black Studies or History, or upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as History 169BR. Not open for credit to students who have completed Black Studies 169B.
Influence/experience of Africans/African-Americans in United States history. Nineteenth-century expansion of slavery, anti-slavery, civil war, reconstruction and development of segregation.
BL ST 169CR. African-American History
(4) J. STEWART
Prerequisite: Black Studies 1 or 5 or History 17A or 17B or 17C or upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as History 169CR.
Influence/experience of Africans/African-Americans in United States history. Twentieth-century New South, urban migration and desegregation.
BL ST 170. African-Americans in the American Cinema
(4) BATISTE
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
An examination of the representation of African-Americans in the Hollywood feature film from 1915 to the present. The course explores the relationship between screen icons and the racial attitudes held by Black and White Americans.
BL ST 171. Africa in Film
(4) AKUDINOBI
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Explores, with examples from dominant (Hollywood) cinema and African cinema, what the sample films show about the relationship between ideology and representation, especially the reference points through which Africa functions as a site of complex and conflicting meanings.
BL ST 172. Contemporary Black Cinema
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
The course explores the new directions in African-American cinema with emphasis on the directors, the aesthetics and the social content of contemporary Black film. The problems of production, distribution, and exhibition will be examined.
BL ST 174. From Plantations to Prisons
(4) LIPSITZ
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
An introduction to the historical roots of the U.S. penal industry and current policies. Provides a structural understanding of the contemporary prison crisis and questions contemporary notions of crime, punishment, rehabilitation, restoration and justice. Focuses on the unprecedented prison population explosion in terms of race, gender and class.
BL ST 175. Black Diaspora Cinema
(4) AKUDINOBI
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Survey of Black cinematic expressions from the Americas, Europe and Africa as they articulate and negotiate racial, cultural and gendered identities. Analysis of these films will be related to specific national cinemas, narrative categories, representational strategies and aesthetic forms.
BL ST 179. Black Film Production
(4) AKUDINOBI, BANKS, J. STEWART
Prerequisite: Upper Division Only.
This course is designed to teach students Black film history as a production workshop. Students will learn the technologies used by Black filmmakers from Oscar Micheaux to Ava DuVernay. The class will write and produce scenes on iMovie reflecting the styles and techniques of a particular period in Black film production.
BL ST 180. Junior Proseminar in Black Studies Methodologies and Critical Thinking
(4) DURAN
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing. Three courses from BLST 1, 3, 4, 7 must be completed before enrolling in BLST 180.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Fall.
Undergraduate upper-division proseminar is designed to strengthen students' reasoning, writing, and research skills while examining the field of Black Studies.
BL ST 190. Senior Thesis Seminar in Black Studies
(4) BASHI TREITLER
Prerequisite: Open only to senior Black Studies majors who have completed all other major coursework. BLST 180 must be taken before BLST 190.
Capstone course for the Black Studies major, designed to sharpen knowledge of major themes and strengthen skills in research, critical analysis, and writing. Emphasizes primary research and the writing of a major paper or thesis based on that research.
BL ST 191AAZZ. Special Topics in Black Studies.
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 16 units provided letter designations are different (only 4 units may be applied toward the major from BL ST 191AA-ZZ and BL ST 193AA-ZZ combined.)
Designed to broaden opportunities for students by offering topics relatedto the Black experience.
BL ST 191A. Special Topics in Black Studies.
BL ST 191BB. Special Topics in Black Studies
BL ST 191CB. Special Topics in Black Studies.
BL ST 191DD. Special Topics in Black Studies
BL ST 191DS. Special Topics in Black Studies.
BL ST 191G. Special Topics in Black Studies.
BL ST 191I. Special Topics in Black Studies.
BL ST 191IB. Special Topics in Black Studies.
BL ST 191J. Special Topics in Black Studies
BL ST 191JJ. Special Topics in Black Studies
BL ST 191KK. Special Topics in Black Studies.
BL ST 191KS. Special Topics in Black Studies.
BL ST 191LL. Special Topics in Black Studies.
BL ST 191MB. Special Topics in Black Studies.
BL ST 191MM. Special Topics in Black Studies.
BL ST 191NK. Special Topics in Black Studies.
BL ST 191P. Special Topics in Black Studies.
BL ST 191Q. Special Topics in Black Studies.
BL ST 191R. Special Topics in Black Studies.
BL ST 191RS. Special Topics in Black Studies.
BL ST 191SL. Special Topics in Black Studies.
BL ST 191T. Special Topics in Black Studies
BL ST 191TG. Special Topics in Black Studies.
BL ST 191TK. Special Topics in Black Studies.
BL ST 191U. Special Topics in Black Studies
BL ST 191V. Special Topics in Black Studies
BL ST 191W. Special Topics in Black Studies
BL ST 191X. Special Topics in Black Studies
BL ST 191XL. Special Topics in Black Studies.
BL ST 191XX. Special Topics in Black Studies.
BL ST 191Y. Special Topics in Black Studies
BL ST 191Z. Special Topics in Black Studies
BL ST 193AAZZ. Seminars in Black Studies
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 12 units provided letter designations are different (only 4 units may be applied toward the major from BL ST 191AA-ZZ and BL ST 193AA-ZZ combined).
Seminars focus on a specific topic chosen by the professor, involve in-depth reading of a number of works and the writing of papers on subjects chosen in consultation with the instructor. See department website for seminar titles.
BL ST 193A. Malcolm X And His Times.
BL ST 193AA. Seminars In Black Studies.
BL ST 193AD. Seminars in Black Studies
BL ST 193B. Afro-American History.
BL ST 193BB. Seminars In Black Studies.
BL ST 193C. Caribbean Women Writers.
BL ST 193CB. Seminars In Black Studies.
BL ST 193CC. Seminars In Black Studies.
BL ST 193CM. Seminars in Black Studies
BL ST 193D. C.L.R. James And The World.
BL ST 193DC. Seminars In Black Studies.
BL ST 193DD. Seminars In Black Studies
BL ST 193E. Children's Literature/Storytelling And The Black Experience.
BL ST 193EE. Seminars In Black Studies.
BL ST 193F. Seminars In Black Studies.
BL ST 193FF. Seminars In Black Studies.
BL ST 193G. The Marcus Garvey Movement.
BL ST 193GG. Seminars In Black Studies.
BL ST 193GL. Seminars in Black Studies
BL ST 193GS. Seminars in Black Studies
BL ST 193H. Afro-American Literature.
BL ST 193HA. Seminars In Black Studies.
BL ST 193HH. Seminars In Black Studies.
BL ST 193I. Blacks In The Military.
BL ST 193IB. Seminars in Black Studies
BL ST 193II. Seminars In Black Studies.
BL ST 193J. Langston Hughes.
BL ST 193JJ. Seminars in Black Studies
BL ST 193JS. Seminars in Black Studies
BL ST 193K. Black Women, Power, and Politics
BL ST 193L. Racism, Sports, And Politics: History Of The Black Athlete In The U.S.
BL ST 193MW. Seminars in Black Studies
BL ST 193O. Visualizing The Black Experience Through Video Procution
BL ST 193P. Black American Culture In The 19th And 20th Centuries
BL ST 193Q. Religious Signs/Symbols In Afro-American Art And Literature
BL ST 193R. History And Languages Of The Swahili Peoples
BL ST 193RS. Seminars in Black Studies
BL ST 193ST. Seminars in Black Studies
BL ST 193TK. Seminars in Black Studies
BL ST 193U. Seminars In Black Studies
BL ST 193V. Seminars In Black Studies
BL ST 193W. Seminars In Black Studies
BL ST 193X. Seminars In Black Studies
BL ST 193Y. Seminars In Black Studies
BL ST 193Z. Seminars In Black Studies
BL ST 195A. Honors Thesis Seminar in Black Studies
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Senior standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Must have a 3.3 university grade-point average and a 3.5 departmental grade-point average. A three-quarter in-progress sequence course with gradesfor all three quarters issued upon completion of the final quarter.
Each student, under the direction of the department chair, will identify a research topic and map out a research project with the appropriate faculty member(s). Research will begin in Fall and continue more intensely during Winter. Research papers will be completed in Spring with a formal presentation before an audience of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in Black Studies.
BL ST 195B. Honors Thesis Seminar in Black Studies
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Senior standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Must have a 3.3 university grade-point average and a 3.5 departmental grade-point average. A three-quarter in-progress sequence course with gradesfor all three quarters issued upon completion of the final quarter.
Each student, under the direction of the department chair, will identify a research topic and map out a research project with the appropriate faculty member(s). Research will begin in Fall and continue more intensely during Winter. Research papers will be completed in Spring with a formal presentation before an audience of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in Black Studies.
BL ST 195C. Honors Thesis Seminar in Black Studies
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Senior standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Must have a 3.3 university grade-point average and a 3.5 departmental grade-point average. A three-quarter in-progress sequence course with gradesfor all three quarters issued upon completion of the final quarter.
Each student, under the direction of the department chair, will identify a research topic and map out a research project with the appropriate faculty member(s). Research will begin in Fall and continue more intensely during Winter. Research papers will be completed in Spring with a formal presentation before an audience of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in Black Studies.
BL ST 197. Research Seminar
(1-8) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and department.
Enrollment Comments: Student should have a 3.0 grade-point average prior to enrolling in this course.
Directed field research or writing seminar on a topic in Black Studies.
BL ST 199. Independent Studies in Black Studies
(1-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; minimum 3.0 cumulative and major GPA for the preceding three quarters; completion of 2 upper-division courses in Black Studies; consent of instructor and department.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a cumulative 3.0 for the proceeding 3 quarter(s). Students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative and major GPA for the preceding 3 quarters and are limited to 5 units per quarter and 30 units total in all 98/99/198/199/199AA-ZZ courses combined. A max of 8.0 units of 199/199AA-ZZ courses can be applied to the Black Studies major.
Independent studies in Black Studies.
BL ST 199RA. Independent Research Assistance in Black Studies
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; minimum 3.0 cumulative and major GPA for the preceding 3 quarters; completion of 2 upper-division courses in Black Studies; consent of instructor and department.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a cumulative 3.0 for the proceeding 3 quarter(s). Students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative and major GPA for the preceding 3 quarters and are limited to 5 units per quarter and 30 units total in all 98/99/198/199/199AA-ZZ courses combined. A max of 8.0 units of 199/199AA-ZZ courses can be applied to the Black Studies major.
Coursework shall consist of faculty supervised research assistance.
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BL ST 206. Graduate Proseminar
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Completion of at least 12 upper-division units related to the subject matter of the course.
Critical inquiry based on dissertation related research addressing several issues in the curricular development of black studies: research writing, formal presentation, postdoctoral programs, revision, and journal publication process.
BL ST 208. Issues in Black Studies Epistemology and Pedagogy
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Introduces students to Black Studies as a field with its own logic and history of inquiry. Students gain a methodology for creating paradigms, organizing and interpreting data, and constructing knowledge through researchand teaching in Black Studies.
BL ST 210. Harlem and Other Renaissances in Global Perspective
(4) J. STEWART
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Examines “renaissances” as a social, economic, political, and cultural phenomena in comparative world perspective. Interrogates Harlem, Irish, Italian, Mexican renaissances.
BL ST 211. Black Museum Studies
(4) J. STEWART
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Examines museums, historic houses, and exhibitions globally with particularattention to the representation of Blacks and people of color in such institutions.
BL ST 212. History of Racial Thought
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Examines race from the eighteenth through the twenty-first century from the perspectives of science and medicine. Explores how intersections of race, medicine, and public health have shaped the study Blacks, Latina/os, Asians and Jews.
BL ST 215. Black Europe
(4) FRANCE WINDDANCE TWINE
What does it mean to reside in a nation that classifies Black bodies as "foreign" and as unable to symbolically represent the nation? Examines theAfrican Diaspora in Western Europe. Considers the economic, political, cultural, social and national experience of Black in France, Italy, Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Topics covered will include citizenship, post-colonialism, community formation, ethnic violence, and media representations.
BL ST 216. 1968 in Global Perspective
(4) STEWART
Examines the series of ideas that Black people and other activists around the world developed and advanced in the 1960s that reached fruition in 1968. It examines the political protests, criticality, and art of the United States, Mexico, France, Argentina, and Eastern Europe that emerged in a quest for freedom that crossed geographical lines. Explores what lessons in intersubjectivity 1968 can teach us today.
BL ST 254. Environmental Racism and Environmental Justice
(4) J.STEWART
Prerequisite: Graduate Students only.
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with BL ST 154. Must attend additional discussion section with professor, write 10-page responses to readings, take final exam, complete field research and 35 page research paper.
This course investigates environmental injustice—that some people, especially poorer people, bear a disproportionate burden of living in communities with environmental hazards—and environmental racism—that a high coincidence exists between location of toxic waste sites and Black and Brown communities, even when they are predominantly middle class.
BL ST 501. Teaching Methodology in Black Studies
(1-4) ROBINSON, MICHEL
Prerequisite: Appointment as teaching assistant in Black Studies.
For graduate students who serve as teaching assistants: analyses of texts and materials; discussion of teaching techniques; conducting discussion sections; formulation of topics and questions for papers and examinations; and grading papers and examinations under supervision of instructor assigned tocourse.
BL ST 596. Directed Reading and Research
(2-5) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit on approval of chair.
Individual tutorial. Plan of study must be approved by department chair.
BL ST 598. Master's Thesis Research and Preparation
(2-8) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
To assist graduate students who are doing research or writing their master's thesis in African area studies and/or Black Studies.
BL ST 599. PhD Dissertation Research and Preparation
(2-12) STAFF
PhD Dissertation Research and Preparation