- Diploma in Black Studies: See Undergraduate Calendar for academic requirements.
- Diploma in Fundamentals of Anti-Racist Communication: See Undergraduate Calendar for academic requirements.
BLKST (Black Studies) Courses
See the Undergraduate Calendar for the full list of all existing Black Studies (BLKST) courses and descriptions.
Course offerings will vary each term. Check the Schedule of Classes for BLKST courses offered in an upcoming term, as well as their times and days.
Winter 2024 planned BLKST course offerings:
BLSKST 101 - Foundations of Black Studies
BLKST 103 – Combating Racisms
BLKST 240/ENGL 327 - Black Diasporic Lives: 1740-1900
BLKST 317/SPAN 317 - Afro-Latin America
BLKST 399 – Special Topic: Modern African Literature & Film
How to enrol in BLKST courses - current students
Request BLKST courses offered in an upcoming term during the course selection period. See Important Dates Calendar for course selection dates.
Enrolling during the Drop/Add Period
If you missed course selection or did not get into the BLKST courses you requested, add them once the drop/add period begins. See Important Dates Calendar for drop/add dates for the upcoming term.
How to enrol in BLKST courses - future students
If you are not a current student, you will need to apply and be admitted to either degree studies (see Admissions), or post-degree or non-degree studies first before enrolling in any BLKST courses and pursuing the diplomas. See Non-Degree / Post-Degree Students section for details.
If you are unable to enrol, visit our Enrolment Problems and Course Overrides page for troubleshooting.
Non-Degree / Post-Degree Students
If you are not a current student, but you are interested in either diploma, you will need to apply to non-degree or post-degree studies first and meet Application and document deadlines
If admitted, post-degree and non-degree students can participate in course selection and drop/add periods. See How to enrol in BLKST courses section for details.
How to claim a diploma credential
- Once you've completed your degree, including all diploma requirements, include the diploma along with your other academic plans on the Apply to Graduate Form for that year.
- Degree students cannot declare diplomas prior to graduation.
Non-degree or post-degree students:
Reminder: you need to apply to Non-degree or Post-degree studies first, and be admitted.
- Once you're admitted, fill out a Plan Modification Form to declare the diploma (this applies to ND/PD students only), OR
- Upon completing all diploma courses, claim the credential by declaring the diploma on the Apply to Graduate form for that year.
Contact your academic advisor for further questions regarding:
- Diploma requirements, as listed in the Undergraduate Calendar
- Course offerings and scheduling
- How to enrol in courses
Contact the Director of Black Studies for further questions related to course content.