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Field Description

This discipline explores the social, political, cultural, and economic history of Black and Latino peoples throughout the world from ancient to modern times. Themes include community economic development, micro-enterprise and small business, nonprofit organizations, culture and identity, the development of community, social and public policy, migration processes, and media portrayals.

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The Minor

The requirements of the Black and Latino studies minor can be fulfilled by completing two courses in the department at the 3000-level or above, followed by the capstone course BLS 4900/ LTS 4900 - Seminar in Black & Latino Studies.

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Courses

Black Studies (BLS)

African History Until the Dispersion, Seventeenth Century

3 hours; 3 credits

Geography and Cultures of Africa

3 hours; 3 credits

Black American History, Seventeenth Century Until the Present Time

3 hours; 3 credits

The Evolution and Expressions of Racism

3 hours; 3 credits

The Administration and Process of Justice

3 hours; 3 credits

Introduction to Black Studies

3 hours; 3 credits

Africa After Independence

3 hours; 3 credits

Local Government and Customary Law in Africa

3 hours; 3 credits

Selected Social Problems of the Ghetto

3 hours; 3 credits

Planning in Urban Areas

3 hours; 3 credits

Urban Economic Structure

3 hours; 3 credits

The Black Child and Adolescent in the United States

3 hours; 3 credits

The Black Family

3 hours; 3 credits

Black Revolution and Political Thinking in the U.S.

3 hours; 3 credits

Mass Media and the Black American

3 hours; 3 credits

Civil Rights Legislation and Litigation

3 hours; 3 credits

Black Economic Development: 1860 to the Present

3 hours; 3 credits

Urban Economic Structure

3 hours; 3 credits

African Philosophy and Religion

3 hours; 3 credits

The African Independence Movement

3 hours; 3 credits

Women of Color

3 hours; 3 credits

The Changing Demographics of the City ( LTS 3030), ( SOC 3030)

3 hours; 3 credits

The Remaking of New York: the Immigrant Experience ( ANT 3035), ( LTS 3035), ( SOC 3035)

3 hours; 3 credits

Survey of Caribbean Literature in English ( CMP 3038), ( ENG 3038)

3 hours; 3 credits

Theatre of Color in the United States ( THE 3043)

3 hours; 3 credits

Migration in the Americas ( LTS 3044), ( SOC 3044)

3 hours; 3 credits

Changing Demographics of the City ( LTS 3045)

3 hours; 3 credits

Four Hundred Years of the Black Presence in New York City

3 hours; 3 credits

Race and Global Inequality ( LTS 3050)

3 hours; 3 credits

The Sixties in America ( HIS 3055), ( LTS 3055)

3 hours; 3 credits

African American History ( HIS 3060)

3 hours; 3 credits

Survey of African History ( HIS 3061)

3 hours; 3 credits

Women in African History ( HIS 3062)

3 hours; 3 credits

History of the African Diaspora ( HIS 3063)

3 hours; 3 credits

Special Topics in Black Studies

3 hours; 3 credits

People and Culture of Haiti ( ANT 3115), ( SOC 3115)

3 hours; 3 credits

Passing, Covering, and Social Stigma in Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality ( ANT 3120), ( LTS 3120),

( SOC 3120)

3 hours; 3 credits

Race and Ethnic Relations ( ANT 3125), ( LTS 3125), ( SOC 3125)

3 hours; 3 credits

BLS 3130H

The City That Care Forgot: The Roots, Ruin, and Rebirth of New Orleans ( ANT 3130H),

( LTS 3130H), ( SOC 3130H)

3 hours; 3 credits

Seminar in Black & Latino Studies

3 hours; 3 credits

BLS 4901

 

Latin America and the Caribbean: From the 19th Century to the Present ( LACS 4901), ( LTS 4901)3 hours; 3 credits
BLS 4902Latin America and the Caribbean: Cultures and Societies ( LACS 4902), ( LTS 4902)3 hours; 3 credits

Honors Thesis in Black Studies

3 hours; 3 credits

Honors Thesis in Black Studies

3 hours; 3 credits

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Latino Studies (LTS)

Puerto Rican Heritage: Pre-Columbian to 1898

3 hours; 3 credits

Latin America: An Institutional and Cultural Survey

3 hours; 3 credits

Introduction to Latino Studies

3 hours; 3 credits

The Puerto Rican Community

3 hours; 3 credits

Puerto Rican Political and Economic Development in the Twentieth Century

3 hours; 3 credits

Major Selected Problems of the Puerto Rican Community

3 hours; 3 credits

Politics and Power in Puerto Rico

3 hours; 3 credits

Economic History of Puerto Rico

3 hours; 3 credits

Religions of the Caribbean

3 hours; 3 credits

Puerto Rican Culture

3 hours; 3 credits

Puerto Rican Heritage: 1898 to the Present

3 hours; 3 credits

Dominican Heritage: From Pre-Columbian Times to Present

3 hours; 3 credits

Central America: A Regional Study

3 hours; 3 credits

The Contemporary Puerto Rican Family

3 hours; 3 credits

Latinas: A Social and Cultural Survey

3 hours; 3 credits

Cuban Culture and Society ( ANT 3015), ( SOC 3015)

3 hours; 3 credits

Urban Economic Structure

3 hours; 3 credits

LTS 3021The U.S. and Mexican Border ( ANT 3021, SOC 3021)3 hours; 3 credits 
LTS 3025Race, Class, and Gender in Brazil ( HIS 3025)3 hours; 3 credits

Changing Demographic of the City ( BLS 3030), ( SOC 3030)

3 hours; 3 credits

The Remaking of New York: The Immigrant Experience ( ANT 3035), ( BLS 3035), ( SOC 3035)

3 hours; 3 credits

Migration in the Americas ( BLS 3044), ( SOC 3044)

3 hours; 3 credits

Changing Demographics of the City ( BLS 3045)

3 hours; 3 credits

Race and Global Inequality ( BLS 3050)

3 hours; 3 credits

LTS 3055The Sixties in America ( BLS 3055), ( HIS 3055)3 hours; 3 credits
LTS 3051Latin American Jewish Women Writers ( CMP 3051), ( JWS 3051), ( LACS 3051)3 hours; 3 credits 

Contemporary Latin American Fiction ( CMP 3058)

3 hours; 3 credits

Latino/a Literature in the U.S. ( CMP 3059)

3 hours; 3 credits

Special Topics in Hispanic\Latino Studies

3 hours; 3 credits

Passing, Covering, and Social Stigma in Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality ( ANT 3120),

( BLS 3120), ( SOC 3120)

3 hours; 3 credits

Race and Ethnic Relations ( ANT 3125), ( BLS 3125), ( SOC 3125)

3 hours; 3 credits

LTS 3130H

The City that Care Forgot: The Roots, Ruin, and Rebirth of New Orleans ( ANT 3130H),

( BLS 3130H), ( SOC 3130H)

3 hours; 3 credits

Seminar in Black and Latino Studies

3 hours; 3 credits

LTS 4901Latin America and the Caribbean: From the 19th Century to the Present ( BLS 4901), ( LACS 4901)3 hours; 3 credits
LTS 4902Latin America and the Caribbean: Cultures and Societies ( BLS 4902), ( LACS 4902)3 hours; 3 credits 

Independent Study I

Hours and credits to be arranged

Independent Study II

Hours and credits to be arranged

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