The central mission of the Black Studies Department is to prepare students to critically understand, conduct research, and interpret the complex histories, societies, and cultures of people of African descent in the United States, Africa and the Diaspora. The Program’s interdisciplinary design encourages specialization within the University of Missouri’s broad liberal arts curriculum. As a result, students and faculty may conduct research that develops new or builds upon existing concepts, theories, and approaches to the study of the evolving experiences and contributions of the African Diaspora. In so doing, Black Studies prepares students to competently participate in diverse and competitive global societies where they may contribute viable practical solutions to critical challenges on multiple levels.
A student must complete a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of approved coursework. Please contact our graduate minor advisor Dr. Stephen Graves regarding minor requirements at email@example.com or department chair Dr. April Langley at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Please complete the minor form. https://gradschool.missouri.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/minor_app.pdf
**If you encounter problems with the minor form, submit it and contact Shawn Hall at 573-882-6229 email@example.com.
Black Studies Department Website: https://blackstudies.missouri.edu/
* BL_STU 8000: Independent Readings in Black Studies may be substituted for BL_STU 8901 with approval of graduate advisor
The remaining credit hours may be satisfied by selected courses below from the Black Studies graduate catalog. The following courses may be substituted in consultation with the Black Studies graduate advisor. (Credit will be given only when offered with appropriate topics):