American Ethnic Studies

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BLST 101: The African-American In U.S. History To World War II

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Historical survey of Black people in American society and culture, from the African background to World War II, with special emphasis on contributions, institutions, trends, movements and problems relevant to Black America. A balanced emphasis is placed on social, political, economic and intellectual considerations. This is a lecture course with an emphasis on discussion.

BLST 102: The African-American In U.S. History, From Civil Rights Movement To Present

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.

Comprehensive examination of the history of Black people in American society and culture from the Civil Rights Movement to the present, with special emphasis on contributions, institutions, trends, movements and problems relevant to Black America. The award-winning film series, Eyes on the Prize, serves as a focal point.

BLST 102H: The African-American in U.S. History, from Civil Rights to Present, Honors

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Comprehensive examination of the history of Black people in American society and culture from the Civil Rights Movement to the present, with special emphasis on contributions, institutions, trends, movements and problems relevant to Black America. The award-winning film series, Eyes on the Prize, serves as a focal point.

BLST 103: African-American Culture

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Analysis of what it means to be Black in America. Historical, sociological and anthropological methods are used to examine African-American culture and its relationship to the larger society.

BLST 111: The African-American Music Experience

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Survey and appreciation of basic concepts in music, via examination of the principal developments in the primitive, folk and classical music of African-Americans as culture for the non-music major.

BLST 113: African-American And Afro-Caribbean Literature In The U.S.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Designed to increase the knowledge and appreciation of Black American and Afro Caribbean literature in the United States. Examines the story, novel, poem and essay genres.

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