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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/ HSP 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

3 hours; 3 credits

The remaking of New York: the Immigrant Experience

3 hours; 3 credits

Survey of Caribbean Literature in English (Cross-listed with ENG LTT)

3 hours; 3 credits

Theatre of Color in the United States

3 hours; 3 credits

Migration in the Americas

3 hours; 3 credits

Changing Demographics of the City

3 hours; 3 credits

Four Hundred Years of the Black Presence in New York City

3 hours; 3 credits

Race and Global Inequality

3 hours; 3 credits

The Sixties in America

3 hours; 3 credits

Contemporary Latin American Fiction

3 hours; 3 credits

African American History

3 hours; 3 credits

Survey of African History

3 hours; 3 credits

Women in African History

3 hours; 3 credits

History of the African Diaspora

3 hours; 3 credits

Special Topics in Black Studies

3 hours; 3 credits

People and Culture of Haiti

3 hours; 3 credits

"Passing, Covering, and Social Stigma in Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality"

3 hours; 3 credits

Race and Ethnic Relation

3 hours; 3 credits

Seminar in Black & Latino Studies

3 hours; 3 credits

Introduction to Black Studies

3 hours; 3 credits

"The City That Care Forgot: The Roots, Ruin, and Rebirth of New Orleans"

3 hours; 3 credits

Seminar in Black & Latino Studies

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 Child in an Urban Setting

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

3 hours; 3 credits

Urban Economic Structure

3 hours; 3 credits

Changing Demographic of the City

3 hours; 3 credits

The Remaking of New York: The Immigrant Experience

3 hours; 3 credits

Migration in the Americas

3 hours; 3 credits

Changing Demographics of the City

3 hours; 3 credits

Race and Global Inequality

3 hours; 3 credits

Contemporary Latin American Fiction

3 hours; 3 credits

Latino/a Literature in the U.S.

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"

3 hours; 3 credits

Race and Ethnic Relations

3 hours; 3 credits

Seminar in Black and Latino Studies

3 hours; 3 credits

Independent Study I

Hours and credits to be arranged

Independent Study II

Hours and credits to be arranged

"The City that Care Forgot: The Roots, Ruin, and Rebirth of New Orleans"

3 hours; 3 credits

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