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.
You now have the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification NCFE Level 1 Award in Personal Achievement (QCF) on completion of this course. There are no entry requirements for this Award. Learners will not have to take any exams but will need to complete a Learner's booklet/portfolio and collect appropriate evidence to show that you have met the qualification's learning outcomes. You must attend the full 30 week course to complete the accreditation.
For more information on the accreditation, contact Charmaine Simpson.
COURSE DATES AND VENUE
North London Course Dates: Thursday 9th February 2012 to Thursday 27th September 2012
South London Course Dates: Tuesday 7th February 2012 to Tuesday 25th September 2012
Course Venue (North London): Parish Room at St Michael's Church, Bounds Green Road, London, N22 8HE. Nearest Train/Tube Station: Wood Green
Course Venue (South London): PCS Headquarters, 160 Falcon Road, Clapham Junction, London, SW11 2LN. Nearest Train Station: Clapham Junction.
ENROLMENT AND FEES
Non Accredited Course Fees: £95 per term (10 weeks) or £250 for whole 30 week course (saving of £35!)
Accredited Course Fees: £125 per term (10 weeks) or £345 for whole 30 week course (saving of £30!)
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 Ethnicity of the Ancient Egyptians (Part I)
Class 4 Ethnicity of the Ancient Egyptians (Part II)
Class 5 Origins of Civilisation: Middle East or East Africa?
Class 6 Negro Civilisations on the Asian Continent: Elam, Saba and the Indus Valley
Class 7 The North African Civilisations: Carthage and Numidia
Class 8 The West African Civilisations: Ancient Ghana, Mali and Songhai
Class 9 The East African Civilisations: Kush, Axum and the Swahili
Class 10 Medieval Nubia
Class 11 Enslavement (Part I)
Class 12 Enslavement (Part II)
Classes 13 and 14 Introduction to Black Political Realities
Class 15 The Birth of Radical Black Sociology
Class 16 Family Organisation in the Black community
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)
ART & MUSIC
Class 22 The Black World's Contribution to Science and Technology (Part II)
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?
Places on this course are limited and 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, please complete the enrolment online by clicking the button below or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for an enrolment form.