Black Studies Minor

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The black studies minor provides a background for understanding the experiences of Black people in the United States. You'll explore the African heritage of Black people and the continuity of that heritage through the years in the New World. The black studies minor will also help you analyze racism and its present-day manifestations in all spheres of life in order to promote better understanding among ethnic and racial groups.

University departments, including anthropology, economics, English, finance, geography, history, political science and sociology, participate in the black studies minor.

Requirements

Eighteen hours are required for the minor, 12 hours from core courses and 6 hours from electives, or all 18 hours may come from core courses. There are two areas of concentration for the minor: (1) African American and (2) African. At least 12 hours must be from the major area of concentration. For the list of courses, view the Undergraduate Catalog.

Contact Center for Black Studies Associate Director Dr. Joy Coates to apply for the black studies minor.

Center for Black Studies

621 W. Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, IL 60115

CenterBlackStudies@niu.edu

Phone: (815) 753-1709
Fax: (815) 753-9291

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