Graduate Minor

Graduate Student Minor In Black Studies

Graduate students can earn a graduate minor in Black Studies by completing 9-15 hours of Black Studies graduate courses. A Plan of Study form must be completed by the student and signed by their advisor and the Chair of Black Studies. The form can be accessed on the Office of Graduate Studies website: https://gradschool.missouri.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/minor_app.pdf

Black Studies Graduate Minor Requirements

A student must complete a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of approved coursework to earn a graduate minor in Black Studies. Please contact our graduate minor advisor Dr. Stephen Graves regarding minor requirements at gravssc@missouri.edu or department chair Dr. April Langley at langleya@missouri.edu for additional information.

Graduate students must also complete this 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 halls@missouri.edu.

There are six specifically required credit hours:

  • BL_STU 8001: Graduate Seminar in Black Studies
  • BL_STU 8000: Independent Readings in Black Studies

The remaining nine (9) credit hours may be satisfied by selecting courses from the Black Studies graduate catalog. The following courses from other departments may be substituted in consultation with your graduate advisor. (Credit will be given only when offered with appropriate topics):

  • BL_STU 8400: Seminar in African Diaspora Literature
  • BL_STU 7020: Studies in Black Feminist Thought
  • BL_STU 7270: African-Americans in the Twentieth Century
  • BL_STU 7300: The Black Family: Past, Present and Future
  • BL_STU 7303: Black Studies in Race, Class, Gender, and U.S. Policy
  • BL_STU 7335: The Wire: Race, Urban Inequality, and the "Crisis" of the American City
  • BL_STU 7409: Studies in African Diaspora Literature, 1890 to Present
  • BL_STU 7420: Africana Womanism
  • BL_STU 7480: Major African Diaspora Women Writers
  • BL_STU 7604: Advanced Studies in Black Politics
  • BL_STU 7705: Advanced Studies and Themes in Black Culture
  • BL_STU 7773: Pan Africanism
  • BL_STU 7825: Africa from the Slave Trade to Independence
  • BL_STU 7975: Black Studies Internship
  • BL_STU 8000: Independent Readings in Black Studies
  • BL_STU 8001: Graduate Seminar in Black Studies
  • BL_STU 8400: Seminar in African Diaspora Literature
  • BL_STU 8510: Ecology, Conservation, and Environmental Justice
  • BL_STU 8901: Graduate Topics in Black Studies