Black Studies

Black Studies Program

 

The Black Studies minor at the UO draws from courses across the curriculum that survey histories of the African Diaspora, Black political ideologies and practices, intellectual and ideological traditions, as well as the cultural expressions and creative arts of Black peoples in the West. Black Studies faculty make plain the correlation between discursive and material anti-blackness, “blackness” as a racial formation and its relation to African-descended people. The interdisciplinary minor also emphasizes the heterogeneity of Black experiences, by paying attention to intersections of ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, dis/ability, and related vectors of sociopolitical power.

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The Minor

Black Studies minors are required to take either ES 250 Introduction to Black Studies or ANTH 241 Introduction to Anthropology of the African Diaspora to provide theoretical and historical grounding in the field. The course of study after that is determined by the need for three additional lower division Black Studies courses and three upper-division Black Studies courses of the student's choice. Students are encouraged to meet with the Program Director to map out their minor completion plan after taking ES 250 or ANTH 241.

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Black Studies Event

A Cinematic Exploration Black Community and Poverty
Feb27
A Cinematic Exploration Black Community and Poverty Feb 27 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
African American Workshop and Lecture Series: "The Robots are Coming" with Ramanita Hairston
Feb27
African American Workshop and Lecture Series: "The Robots are Coming" with Ramanita Hairston Feb 27 Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Black Joy Sessions: Finding Joy Within
Feb28
Black Joy Sessions: Finding Joy Within Feb 28 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
Let's Talk Drop-In - Wednesdays 2-4PM @ BCC
Feb28
Let's Talk Drop-In - Wednesdays 2-4PM @ BCC Feb 28 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
Black CommUnity Table
Mar6
Black CommUnity Table Mar 6 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
Let's Talk Drop-In - Wednesdays 2-4PM @ BCC
Mar6
Let's Talk Drop-In - Wednesdays 2-4PM @ BCC Mar 6 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
Kuponya: Centering Black Healing
Mar8
Kuponya: Centering Black Healing Mar 8 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
Black Joy Sessions: Finding Joy Within
Mar13
Black Joy Sessions: Finding Joy Within Mar 13 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
Let's Talk Drop-In - Wednesdays 2-4PM @ BCC
Mar13
Let's Talk Drop-In - Wednesdays 2-4PM @ BCC Mar 13 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
Let's Talk Drop-In - Wednesdays 2-4PM @ BCC
Mar20
Let's Talk Drop-In - Wednesdays 2-4PM @ BCC Mar 20 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center