the trans-atlantic triangular trade

About the Undergraduate Program:

The undergraduate program at the Department of Black Studies includes a major and minor option, both comprising of introductory and upper-division courses to complete (see Major and Minor Requirements). Being a Black Studies major or minor affords students an opportunity to learn from top-tier faculty in subjects such as Black cultural studies, social justice, gender and sexuality, and focuses on the diaspora with introductory courses in African studies and Caribbean studies. Students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement within their Black Studies courses are eligible to participate in the Honors Thesis Seminar. Distinction in the major is reflected on the formal degree awarded by the university.



Undergraduate Advisor

Theresa Harkness


Room 3631 South Hall

Advising Hours

By appointment, Monday - Friday 

Contact Info

Tel: 805-893-7624
Fax: 805-893-3597