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

HAPI Hair Day
May31
HAPI Hair Day May 31 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
Black Joy Sessions: Finding Joy Within
Jun5
Black Joy Sessions: Finding Joy Within Jun 5 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
Let's Talk Drop-In - Wednesdays 2-4PM @ BCC
Jun5
Let's Talk Drop-In - Wednesdays 2-4PM @ BCC Jun 5 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
Kuponya: Centering Black Healing
Jun7
Kuponya: Centering Black Healing Jun 7
Black CommUnity Table
Jun12
Black CommUnity Table Jun 12 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
Let's Talk Drop-In - Wednesdays 2-4PM @ BCC
Jun12
Let's Talk Drop-In - Wednesdays 2-4PM @ BCC Jun 12 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
Moving from Resistance to Writing
Jun13
Moving from Resistance to Writing Jun 13
2024 Black Graduation Celebration
Jun14
2024 Black Graduation Celebration Jun 14 Global Scholars Hall