The Black Studies Program provides a coherent set of courses for the development of the academic knowledge and skills appropriate to the scholarly study of global African and African American communities. The program includes Afrocentric courses, a critical race theory framework, a focus on social justice, and a capstone course that may include service learning or an African destination study abroad option. Students will engage topics such as African intellectual genealogies, historical patterns of resistance movements, and relevant theoretical frameworks.
The Black Studies curriculum is for students planning to transfer to baccalaureate programs after study at Community College of Philadelphia. Students are expected to consult with an academic advisor, counselor and/or program coordinators upon entry to the program and in subsequent semesters.
Transfer planning should begin early so that the student can gain the most benefit from the curriculum. Students who follow the Black Studies curriculum and plan to attend a specific four-year college after graduation should choose elective courses that duplicate as closely as possible those in the first two years of the program of that college.