An education in philosophy conveys a sense of wonder about ourselves and our world. It achieves this partly through exploration of philosophical texts, which comprise some of the most stimulating creations of the human intellect, and partly through direct and personal engagement with philosophical issues. At the same time, an education in philosophy cultivates a critical stance to this elicited puzzlement, which would otherwise merely bewilder us.

Infomation for Black Studies Majors

Black Studies provides an interdisciplinary exploration of the histories and cultures of Black peoples in Africa and around the world. Students interested in majoring in Black Studies should aim to take BLST 111, 200 and 300—the three core Black Studies courses—normally before the end of their sophomore year. Majors must complete the core courses before the final semester of the senior year.

About the Major

The objective of the major is to learn about another culture directly through its language and principally by way of its literature. Literature is here understood as a significant expression of a culture.