Open to all students in the university, the Minor in Black Studies aims to develop students knowledge of the issues facing people from the Black diaspora. The Minor will encompass historical, theoretical, and socio-cultural topics, varying from Black Feminist Thought to contemporary Black cultural practices in Canada and elsewhere. All program courses may be credited toward other undergraduate programs as electives. Any undergraduate student may apply for admission, subject to prerequisites and general university entrance requirements.
Completion of GSWS 1030F/G and any 0.5 or 1.0 first-year essay course in Arts and Humanities, Social Science, or Media, Information, and Technoculture. To qualify for admission to the Minor in Black Studies, students must complete first year requirements with an average of 60% in 3.0 courses.
0.5 course: GSWS 2301F/G.
0.5 course from the following 2000-level courses: GSWS 2320F/G, GSWS 2321F/G, History 2135A/B, Political Science 2533F/G.
0.5 course from the following 3000-level courses: English 3204F/G, English 3573F/G, GSWS 3324F/G, GSWS 3401F/G, GSWS 3420F/G, History 3265F/G, History 3702F/G.
2.5 courses from: Anthropology 2278A/B, Anthropology 3378F/G, English 3344F/G, English 3471F/G, English 3478F/G, Media, Information and Technoculture 3931F/G, Media, Information and Technoculture 3935F/G, French 2141A/B, French 2407A/B, French 3140B, GSWS 2263F/G, GSWS 2361A/B, GSWS 3402F/G, GSWS 3430F/G, GSWS 3461A/B, GSWS 4607F/G, Geography 2030A/B, History 2135A/B, History 2310F/G, History 3814F/G, History 4315F/G, History 4351F/G, History 4607F/G, Philosophy 4107F/G, Philosophy 4751F/G, Political Science 3205F/G, Political Science 4204F/G, Visual Arts History 3620F/G.
Students may include among their 2.5 courses any courses from the two lists of 2000-level and 3000-level courses that are not specifically being used to meet those requirements. E.g., a student who counts GSWS 2320F toward the 2000-level requirement may take any or all of GSWS 2321F/G, History 2135A/B or Political Science 2533F/G toward the final requirement for 2.5 courses.
Students should note that some courses may have department-specific prerequisites. Where these exist, the student must either attain the prerequisite or request special permission to take the course without the prerequisite.