Introduction to the Study of Black History, Politics, Sociology, Psychology, Science, Art, Music and Religion
Starting January 2022
Introduction to Black Studies Course is a 30 week beginner’s course that analyses all the major areas of the Black Experience – the History, the Politics, the Psychology, the Sociology, the Science & Technology, the Arts, and finally, the Religion. All of the information is selected to be of relevance and interest to the Black Community. The information itself is designed to inspire, challenge and to provoke serious thought. Using a lecture-discussion format, the course will run for 30 weeks, one lecture per week on either a Thursday evening from 19:00 GMT to 21:00 GMT or Saturday afternoon from 12:00 – 14:00 GMT via Zoom Webinar.
The course is a highly accessible 30 week programme but it is also rigorous and content laden.
It assumes no prior knowledge of the subject areas, but the adult student is taken through an avalanche of information. Reading lists are provided. The course is divided into three 10 week terms consisting of the following lectures:
The course is divided into three terms consisting of the following lectures:
Class 1 Introduction to Black Studies
Class 2 The facts concerning the Origins of Humanity
Class 3 Who Were the Ancient Egyptians? (Part I)
Class 4 Who were the Ancient Egyptians? (Part II)
Class 5 Origins of Civilisation: Middle East or East Africa?
Class 6 Black Civilisations on the Asian Continent: Elam, Saba and the Indus Valley
Class 7 North African Civilisations: Carthage and Numidia
Class 8 West African Civilisations: Ancient Ghana, Mali and Songhai Empire
Class 9 East African Civilisations: Kush, Axum and the Swahili Confederation
Class 10 South African Civilisations: Great Zimbabwe and Munhumutapa
Class 11 Maafa: The Transatlantic Enslavement of Africans (Part I)
Class 12 Maafa: The Transatlantic Enslavement of Africans (Part II)
Classes 13 and 14 Introduction to Black Political Realities
Class 15 The Birth of Radical Black Sociology
Class 16 The Black Family
Class 17 Black Male/Female Relationships
Class 18 Franz Fanon and the Birth of Black Psychology
Class 19 Developmental Psychology of Black Children
Class 20 Research Findings of Key Black Psychologists
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Class 21 The Black World’s Contribution to Science and Technology (Part I)
Class 22 The Black World’s Contribution to Science and Technology (Part II)
ART & MUSIC
Class 23 Traditions of Ancient African Art: Sahara, Nok, Igbo, Yoruba, and Benin
Class 24 Roots of Black Music
Class 25 Ancient and Traditional Religions of Africa
Class 26 Judaism and the Black World
Class 27 Christianity and the Black World
Class 28 Islam, Buddhism and the Black World
Class 29 Rastafari, Nation of Islam, Kingism and Black Liberation Theology
Class 30 Discussion: How can we use Black Studies?
Thursday Evening Course Dates: Thursday 13th January 2022 to Thursday 8th September 2022 from 19:00 to 21:00 GMT Saturday Afternoon Course Dates: Saturday 15th January 2022 to Saturday 10th September 2022 from 12:00 to 14:00 GMT.
ENROLMENT AND FEES
SPACES ARE LIMITED
The course fee for the whole 30 weeks is £399.00.
To pay in instalments, a payment of £133.00 secures your place. Two remaining payments of £133.00 to be paid before Thursday 6th January 2022.
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