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Black Studies Program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Program Description

Black Studies is a holistic interdisciplinary and universal discipline focused on the dissemination of real-world knowledge on the history, culture, politics, institutions, economics, religion, and identities of African-Americans, Africans, and the African diaspora. 

The Black Studies program at  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville encompasses subjects that concentrate on African-Americans, Africans, and the African Diaspora's progress and well-being, depicting the nuances of everyday life in the communities of African-American, African and African Diaspora groups, the program seeks to produce useful, culturally distinct, and forward-thinking students it also offers participants opportunities to develop or enhance their intellectual capabilities and problem-solving skills by collaborating on the implementation of research and interactive projects designed to benefit citizens in the region.

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