About the Program
Engaging the Complexities of Global Black Experience at Home and Abroad
The minor in global black studies provides students with analytical lenses, tools, and frameworks for the development of a multidimensional understanding of the black experience, with a particular focus on the interdependent nature of local and global black dynamics. Students in any discipline may pursue this minor by submitting a completed Application for a Program of Minor Study.
Crossing Boundaries, Exploring Connections
The minor consists of five courses taught by Purchase faculty whose research and teachings, while “housed” within various fields, are deeply engaged with global black issues. This makes the minor a critical complement to students’ current major fields of study, such as anthropology, art history, literature, music, new media, psychology, philosophy, sociology, and the visual arts, among others.