Loyola University Chicago

African Studies and the African Diaspora

Courses

Foundation Courses (Complete all four)

  • BWS 102 Introduction to Black World Studies
  • BWS 202 Culture, Identity, and Performance
  • BWS 304 Research Methods in Black World Studies
  • BWS 397 Capstone Requirement

One Area of Concentration (Complete four courses in any one of the following three concentrations; at least 2 of these courses need to be 200 level or higher and at least one further course needs to be 300 level or higher):

History Concentration

Choose four courses:

  • HIST 209 Survey of Islamic History
  • HIST 210 Introduction to Latin American History
  • HIST 213 Introduction to African History
  • HIST 300E Topics in African History
  • HIST 363 Civil War and Reconstruction
  • HIST 374 Black Politics
  • HIST 379 African American History to 1865
  • HIST 380 African American History since 1865
  • HIST 380A Islam in the African American Experience
  • HIST 350 African History to 1600
  • HIST 351 African History since 1600
  • HIST 381 US History: Rebels and Reformers

Literature and the Arts Concentration

Choose four courses:

  • ENGL 282 African American Literature
  • ENGL 314 African Literatures in English
  • ENGL 389 Advanced Study in African American Lit
  • LITR 280 African Masterpieces
  • THTR 395 African American Theatre
  • MUSC 109 Jazz Band
  • MUSC 250 History of African American Music
  • FNAR 251 African American Art
  • FNAR 355 Art of Africa

Social Sciences Concentration

Choose four courses:

  • ANTH 100 Globalization and Local Cultures
  • ANTH 105 Human Biocultural Diversity
  • ANTH 211 Peoples of Latin America
  • ANTH 213 Contemporary African Cultures
  • ANTH 214 African American Anthropology
  • ANTH 361 Anthropology of Race and Ethnicity
  • CRMJ 372 Crime, Race, and Violence
  • PLSC 102 International Relations in an Age of Globalization
  • PLSC 218 African American Politics
  • PLSC 340 International Relations of Africa
  • PLSC 342 African Political Systems
  • PSYC 398 Prejudice and Intergroup Relations
  • SOCL 101 Society in a Global Age
  • SOCL 122 Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOCL 125 Chicago: Growth of a Metropolis
  • SOCL 228 Sociology of African American Experience
  • SOCL 250 Inequality in Society

Electives

Choose three additional courses (BWS 103–201, BWS 203–303, BWS 305–396, BWS 399–499) that have not been taken from your concentration; of the three elective courses taken, at least one of them needs to be 200 level or higher and at least one further course needs to be 300 level or higher.

  • MUSC 104 Gospel Choir
  • THEO 114 Introduction to the Qur’an
  • THEO 176 African American Religious Experience
  • THEO 176B Early African Christianity
  • THEO 276 Black World Religion
  • COMM 272 Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 341 Journalism and Race
  • SOWK 370 Cultural Diversity

BWS and the CORE 2012

The following BWS courses satisfy the CORE Requirements for students admitted to Loyola beginning with the Fall 2012 term.

Artistic Knowledge and Experience

  • MUSC 109: Jazz Band (1 credit hour)

Engaged Learning

  • BWS 397: Capstone/Internship

Historical Knowledge: Second Tier

  • HIST 209: Survey of Islamic History
  • HIST 210: Introduction to Latin American History
  • HIST 213: Introduction to African History

Literary Knowledge: Second Tier

  • ENGL 282: African American Literature
  • LITR 280: African Masterpieces

Societal and Cultural Knowledge: Foundational

  • ANTH 100: Globalization and Local Culture
  • PLSC 102: International Relations in an Age of Globalization
  • SOCL 101: Society in a Global Age

Societal and Cultual Knowledge: Second Tier

  • SOCL 122: Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOCL 125: Chicago: Growth of a Metropolis

Theological and Religious Studies Knowledge: Second Tier

  • THEO 276: Black World Religion