Black Studies (BLST)

BLST 406. Topics in Black Feminist & Queer Theory. 3 or 4 hours.

Advanced study of topics related to theories of race, gender and sexuality with a specific focus on black feminist and queer studies. Topics may vary. Course Information: Same as GWS 406. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above and one 100-level course in Black Studies or one 100-level course in Gender and Women’s Studies; or consent of the instructor.

BLST 490. Topics in Black Literature. 3 or 4 hours.

The study and analysis of selected works of Black literature and culture for students with significant background in the field. Topics vary by semester. Course Information: Same as ENGL 473. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Previously listed as AAST 490. Prerequisite(s): BLST 100; or consent of the instructor.

BLST 492. Topics in Social Science Research. 3 or 4 hours.

Examination of selected specialized topics that vary each semester. Topics are drawn from research in political science, psychology, sociology, and history. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one term per semester. Previously listed as AAST 492. Prerequisite(s): BLST 100; or consent of the instructor.

BLST 494. Advanced Topics in Black Studies. 3 or 4 hours.

In-depth study of selected topics in the field of Black Studies. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above. Any two 200-level Black Studies courses or consent of the instructor.

BLST 502. Graduate Colloquium in Black Studies. 1 hour.

Interdisciplinary research and writing colloquium in the field of Black Studies. Course features the research of faculty, guest lecturers, and advanced graduate students from UIC and Chicago's broader scholarly community. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. May not be repeated for credit towards the Graduate Concentration in Black Studies. Previously listed as AAST 502. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in BLST 501; or approval of the department.

BLST 503. Topics in Black Studies. 4 hours.

Study of a topic in Black Studies in an advanced level. Specific topics are announced each term. Course Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 hours. Previously listed as AAST 503.

BLST 596. Independent Study. 1-4 hours.

Advanced independent study or research in Black Studies, under the supervision of a faculty member. Course Information: May be repeated for credit. Students may register for more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor and department approval.