The Black and Latino Studies major has been unanimously approved by the Baruch College faculty with no objections from other CUNY campuses. The proposal will now go to CUNY’s Board of Directors and the NY State Education Department for final approvals.
BLS Department Chair Professor Shelly Eversley provided this description: “This major centers knowledge production by Black, Indigenous, Latin American, and US Latinx peoples. The BLS major will provide students tools to think critically as they practice real-world applications of academic learning to develop solutions to social issues rooted in longstanding and persistent racial inequalities.
“The BLS major will produce graduates fluent in change-oriented, outcome-driven analyses. With an emphasis on applied learning in the service of equity and change, it encourages innovation, creative thinking, active learning, and the development of practical skills that prepare students for careers that will contribute to more just and equitable futures.”