The Black Studies program at City College provides an
interdisciplinary and systemic approach to the historical and contemporary study of African people in
Africa and in the Americas. The program is designed to
provide enrichment in the social sciences and
humanities by giving students in these areas the
opportunity to link the tools of formal analysis to a
specific cultural area in the African experience. The
student's career and future alternatives may be
increased by adding a specialized dimension at the
undergraduate level. Students preparing for transfer
to a four-year university may major in a African Studies
or humanities, law, social work, or public
administration. This will enhance their opportunities
in local, national and international organizations, both
public and private, through participation in the
Black Studies courses are taught in English. The
curriculum includes transfer courses which help to
meet District and baccalaureate general education
and multicultural requirements. The program offers
courses in African history, as well as art, economics,
United States history, literature, music, Psychology,
Sociology and politics from a Black perspective.
Most careers related to Black Studies require
education beyond the associate degree. A list of some
sample careers include: social scientist, counselor,
international business person, historian, social worker,
teacher and public administrator.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion the student will acquire
the skills and knowledge for preparation in:
- Evaluating the aesthetics, social, and political
significance of Black artistic, musical and literary
expression from its African origins to the present.
- Analyzing the underlying causes of such social
problems as racism and sexism and class conflict.
- Critically analyzing current social policies and
their historical origins, both on the local and
national levels, aimed at addressing current social
problems that most effect African-Americans.
- Evaluating the role of active citizens who will be
engaged in the global community.