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(Birmingham City University)

What would one do with this degree?

And why would one want to study a single race for 3 years?
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You can either stay on the good side and teach Defence Against the Dark Arts or join the dark side and you-know-who.

Ooops sorry not The Hogwarts Student Room :getmecoat:
huh? i don't know what you're talking about, sorry, lol
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Well most other humanities and social science degrees are basically just about studying white people for 3 years, so...
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Really feel like this isnt an appropriate response tbh like I get the joke but
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Well most other humanities and social science degrees are basically just about studying white people for 3 years, so...
Um...no. No, they're not.
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Cool with it, you do you, strange choice but better than Gender Studies tbh, but peculiar name though - Black Studies
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lol(weird name), if that's something you'd really enjoy doing, then you do you boo! I guess there may be some transferrable skils from this.
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What do you study?
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Um...no. No, they're not.
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What do you study?
In terms of formal education - nothing, currently. Why do you ask?
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There are lots of specific history degrees about Euporean history. A degree exploring the cultural and historical of the Afro-Carribean society (or any black society for that matter) seems quite ordinary
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If you've done certain university humanities degrees you'd know they are predominately white eurocentric. I guess the Black Studies course is an attempt to challenge that, along the same lines as more established Gender Studies courses and black/POC social science focused modules which are definitely becoming more prevalent, but just widening it out to a whole degree. I really dont think it's that unusual.
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There are lots of specific history degrees about Euporean history. A degree exploring the cultural and historical of the Afro-Carribean society (or any black society for that matter) seems quite ordinary
But that's specifically 'history' studies, isn't it? And, we are in Europe, aren't we?
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(Original post by bloomer36)
(Birmingham City University)

What would one do with this degree?

And why would one want to study a single race for 3 years?
Study it, learn the content and then decide whether to use it as part of a career or just get a non related job, juts like lots of other students.
Plenty of degrees that study certain countries or groups.
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Cool with it, you do you, strange choice but better than Gender Studies tbh, but peculiar name though - Black Studies
Why is it peculiar if the subject matter is black people?
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If you've done certain university humanities degrees you'd know they are predominately white eurocentric. I guess the Black Studies course is an attempt to challenge that, along the same lines as more established Gender Studies courses and black/POC social science focused modules which are definitely becoming more prevalent, but just widening it out to a whole degree. I really dont think it's that unusual.
Well, Britain is traditionally a 'white' country, isn't it? I mean, if we're going to have a 'Black Studies' degree then I think we should have degrees specifically for other races, too.
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Mark my words: we're all going to read about someone who did a degree in Black Studies and is now a millionaire in about 10 years from now.
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Study it, learn the content and then decide whether to use it as part of a career or just get a non related job, juts like lots of other students.
Plenty of degrees that study certain countries or groups.
Huh? I wasn't looking to study it. At all.

And aren't those degrees specifically language/history degrees?
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Knew we'd end up here eventually

(Original post by bloomer36)
Well, Britain is traditionally a 'white' country, isn't it? I mean, if we're going to have a 'Black Studies' degree then I think we should have degrees specifically for other races, too.
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Huh? I wasn't looking to study it. At all.

And aren't those degrees specifically language/history degrees?
You asked what you would do with such a degree and I told you.

And no they arent.

Is there a point to this thread? You seem to have an issue with this degree. Take it dont take it.
Why does it upset you so much? Why do you care?
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(Original post by 999tigger)
Why is it peculiar if the subject matter is black people?
lol not what i meant - might just be me being stupid, but sounds like the study of a colour, instead of something like Black History/Culture etc....
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