Introduction to Black Studies Course

 

Black Studies - Introduction to the Study of Black History, Politics, Sociology, Psychology, Science, Art, Music and Religion

 

Starting January 2018

 

Black Studies Course Group Photo

 

 

 

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 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. 

 

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 and also course materials are provided

 

Listen to our video testimonials from some of our past students who completed the course on our YouTube channel

 


 

COURSE DATES AND VENUES


North London Course Dates: Thursday 16th January 2018 to Thursday 11th September 2018 from 7pm to 9pm


South London Course Dates:
Tuesday 18th January 2018 to Tuesday 13th September 2018 from 7pm to 9pm


Course Venue (North London):
Parish Room at St Michael's Church, Bounds Green Road, London, N22 8HE. Nearest Tube Station: Wood Green (3 minutes walk away). Free Parking available on site.


Course Venue (South London): Pimlico Academy, Lupus Street, London, SW1V 3AT. 3 minutes walk from Pimlico Tube Station (Victoria Line).. Free on street parking after 6.30pm.

 

ENROLMENT AND FEES

 

SPECIAL OFFER!!!

If you book your place on this course before Thursday 30th November 2017, the whole 30 weeks course fees will be just £290 or £115 per 10 week term.

After Friday 1st December 2017, the course fees will be £315 for the whole 30 weeks course or £115 per 10 week term.

 


HOW TO BOOK


To book your place offline via using cash, bank transfer, cheque or postal order, please email info@blackhistorystudies.com for a booking form.

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Please note that course fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

Introduction to Black Studies Course (inclusive of PayPal Fees)

 

COURSE CONTENT

 

The course is divided into three terms consisting of the following lectures:

 

Term 1  

 

INTRODUCTION 

 

Class 1   Introduction to Black Studies 

 

HISTORY 

 

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

 

Term 2 

 

Class 11   Maafa: The Transatlantic Enslavement of Africans (Part I)
Class 12   Maafa: The Transatlantic Enslavement of Africans (Part II) 

 

POLITICAL SCIENCE 

 

Classes 13 and 14   Introduction to Black Political Realities 

 

SOCIOLOGY 

 

 

Class 15   The Birth of Radical Black Sociology
Class 16   The Black Family
Class 17   Black Male/Female Relationships 

 

PSYCHOLOGY 

 

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 

 

Term 3 

 

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 

 

RELIGION 

 

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

 

DISCUSSION

 

Class 30   Discussion: How can we use Black Studies? 

 

 

Here are some of the comments from the evaluation forms completed by past students: 

 

"When I think of Black History Studies "abundance" comes to mind. Ambundance in knowledge, warmth and nourishment. The invaluable knowledge, facts, and mutual respect for each other. Most heartfelt is Mark's care, upliftment and salutations to Black women. Both Mark and Charmaine are simply beautiful people."

 

"I enjoyed the debates and discussions. Some of the other group participants were so knowledgeable but this was not at all intimidating. A very enriching experience" 

 

"The lectures exceeded my expectations. My life will never be the same again." 

 

"I was with like minded people and was presented with very deep and mind blowing information at times." 

 

"The information was in an easy to understand format. The course far exceeded my expectations, it was also very well organised and professional. 

"It has taken me out of the darkness, heading towards the light." 

 

"it has really opened my eyes. Showed me how to analyse the world"
 

 

Places on this course are limited. Places are available on a strictly first come, first served basis and we anticipate that there will be a lot of demand for this course.

 

If you would like to attend this course or require more information on the enrolment process, please contact us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

"My people suffer from lack of knowledge of self" says the ancient proverb. In Kmt (Ancient Egypt) it was said that "ignorance is evil." Let us not embrace ignorance sisters and brothers. Let us destroy it. Knowledge is power! It is the foundation for all that we must do!