PCC’s Black Studies courses contribute to the understanding of the unique issues that people of African ancestry face in the modern world by taking an interdisciplinary approach to examine the economics, history, politics, culture, literature, and art of the African Diaspora.
PCC offers one of the largest selections of courses that reflect the Black experience. This focus award enhances existing degrees and certificates and shows prospective employers and transfer colleges a foundational focus on the black experience and multicultural issues. In addition, students completing the Africa series of courses build a foundation for International Studies. Students completing the award will be eligible for the lower division course requirements for Portland State University’s Black Studies degree.
Students who are applying for the Black Studies Focus Award should call 971-722-5637.
Black Studies Focus Award Requirements
To receive the Black Studies Focus Award, a student will complete at least 16 credits from the following choices, with no more than two courses from one discipline.
Courses may be selected from the following:
|ENG 256||African-American Literature||4|
|ENG 257||African-American Literature||4|
|ENG 258||African-American Literature||4|
|HUM 204||History of Africa||4|
|HUM 205||African Literature||4|
|HUM 206||African Art||4|
|HUM 214||Race and Racism||4|
|HST 274||African American History I||4|
|HST 275||African American History II||4|
|HST 276||African American History III||4|
|HST 284||History of Africa||4|
|MUS 205||Introduction to Jazz History||3|
|MUS 208||African-American Music||3|
|MUS 209||African-American Music||3|
|MUS 210||African-American Music||3|
|SOC 213||Diversity in the United States||4|