This discipline is interdisciplinary and intersectional. It 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.
The department offers a range of interdisciplinary courses as well as several cross-listed in English, History, Communications, Modern Languages, Political Science, Sociology/Anthropology, Comparative Literature, and Fine and Performing Arts.
THE MAJOR (IS COMING SOON)!
For now, you can declare BLS as an ad hoc major. We created this BLS Ad Hoc Sequence PDF of recommended courses that make the process much more simple.
You can complete this form to get started.
Questions? Contact Professor Shelly Eversley
THE MINOR (is easy).
There are three minors in the department: Black Studies (BLS), Latino/a/x Studies (LTS), and Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS). The requirements for a minor can be fulfilled by completing two courses in the department at the 3000-level or above, and by taking the capstone course BLS 4900, LTS 4900, or LACS 4900.
You can complete this form to declare a minor in BLS, LTS, or LACS.