Black Studies Program



Black Studies is a multidisciplinary curriculum offering courses in American Institutions, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Learning Skills. The program builds a positive understanding and knowledge of the history, culture, and contributions of Africans and Afro-Americans. All students benefit from courses in Black Studies, especially those who pursue careers in social sciences, education, law, counseling, journalism, social work, health care professions, teaching, business, and public administration.

Award Type Units
Associate of Arts Degree:
Black Studies 27*

*and courses to meet graduation requirements, general education and electives as needed to meet the minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Associate of Arts Degree

Black Studies

Note: Only one Black Studies (BLAS) course from the above list may be used to satisfy SDCCD general education requirements. BLAS 115 & 135 offered at City College only.

For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree .

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Recommended electives: Black Studies 106 , 290 , 296 ; Business 140 ; Chicano Studies 201 , 210 ; Economics 120 , 121 ; English 49 ; Geography 102 ; History 109 , 110 ; Mathematics 96 or higher; Philosophy 102A ; Political Science 103 ; Psychology 135 , 270 .

Other recommended electives: Any mathematics course number 96 or higher.

Courses Required for Major: Units
BLAS 100 Introduction to Black Studies 3
BLAS 104 Black Psychology
BLAS 130 The Black Family 3
BLAS 115 Sociology/Black Perspective (City)
BLAS 116 Contemporary Social Problems from a Black Perspective
BLAS 135 Introduction to Black Politics (City) 3
BLAS 110 African American Art
BLAS 120 Black Music 3
BLAS 125 Dynamics of the Black Community 3
BLAS 140A History of the U.S., Black Perspective 3
BLAS 150 Black Women in Literature, Film and the Media
BLAS 155 African American Literature 3
Select six units from the following
BLAS 111 Cultural Influences on African Art 3
BLAS 140B History of the U.S., Black Perspectives 3
BLAS 145A Introduction to African History 3
BLAS 145B Introduction to African History 3
BLAS 165 Sexuality and Black Culture 3
BLAS 175 Psycho-History of Racism and Sexism 3
COMS 103 Oral Communication 3
ENGL 101 Reading and Composition 3
ENGL 105 Composition and Literature 3
Total Units = 27

Transfer Information

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.

Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.

Program Learning Outcomes