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 fouryear
university may major in 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 politicalsignificance of Black artistic, musical and literaryexpression from its African origins to the present.
- Analyzing the underlying causes of such socialproblems as racism and sexism and class conflict.
- Critically analyzing current social policies andtheir historical origins, both on the local andnational levels, aimed at addressing current socialproblems that most effect African-Americans.
- Evaluating the role of active citizens who will beengaged in the global community.