Introduction to Black World Studies
BWS 101 - Introduction to Black World Studies3 hours This course will serve as an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of black world studies. It will examine the philosophy and major events in the experiences of black people all over the world beginning with some discussion of their African past. Through readings, discussion, films, and guest speakers the course will introduce students to African-American politics, religion, literature, economics, art, history, and sociology and engage the major issues that have impacted African-American life, depending on the discipline of the instructor. There will be one major reading each section has in common, beyond that instructors are free to choose resources for the course. This course may count as elective credit in the discipline of the instructor; it will fulfill the multicultural requirement of the core curriculum; it is a requirement for the major and minor in black world studies.This course will satisfy the multicultural core requirement.