Black Performance Studies (Minor)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2022–Spring 2023 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Minor in Black Performance Studies
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)
Departments:  Theatre Arts and Pan-African Studies
Academic Plan Code(s): BPS_MINOR

Program Requirements

PAS 210Introduction to Pan-African Literature 3
TA 326/PAS 355Cultural Diversity in Performance 3
TA 365/PAS 315Theatre of the African World 3
Select one of the following courses:3
African-American History I
Slave Trade and Slavery
African History Since 1800
Select three courses from the following list:9
Acting the Black Experience
Introduction to Hip-Hop Theatre
African-American Women in Theatre
History of the African-American Theatre
Black Dramatic Literature
Directing the Black Experience
Independent Study
Independent Study
African-American Music
Survey of American Jazz
Black Women Novelists
African Art: A Survey
Women in Africa: Historical and Literary Perspective
Minimum Total Hours21

At least three (3) semester hours of the requirements for a minor must be successfully completed while enrolled in the University of Louisville.