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Skidmore College
SankofaBlack Studies Program

Spring 2020 Courses

BST 101 – Introduction to Black Studies

Winston Grady-Willis
Wednesdays/Fridays, 12:20-1:40pm (Somers Room, the Tang)

Introduction to this interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary field, providing students with an intellectual framework for contemplating global Black experiences historically and contemporarily.  In addition to illuminating the significance of institutional racism, the course also interrogates intraracial issues such as socioeconomic class, gender, sexuality and skin color.

MU 345 – Black Atlantic Music

Ruth Opara
Tuesdays/Thursdays, 9:40-11:30am (Zankel 117)

The Black Atlantic Music refers to the musical cultures created by people of African descent around the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. This course focuses on Black Atlantic musical cultures to reveal the Black thoughts and philosophy that emphasize retention, interconnection, circulation, hybridity, and survival.