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Courses selected must satisfy the following General Education Requirements: Awareness Area: Cultural Diversity in the United States (C) 3 credits Historical Awareness (H) 3credits Core Area: Humanities (HU) 3 credits Social and Behavioral Sciences (SB) 6 credits

The interdisciplinary Academic Certificate (AC) in African-American Studies enhances students’ understanding of African-Americans by examining history, social issues, literature, culture, religion, ethnic relations, and gender issues. Through coursework, students develop skills in critical thinking, inquiry, and discourse while becoming more informed.

Required Courses Credits: 6

AFR110Introduction to African-American Studies (SB, C)3
AFR/ASB202Ethnic Relations in the United States (SB, C, H)3

Restricted Electives

AFR203African-American History: The Slavery Experience (SB, C, H)3
AFR204African-American History: Reconstruction to the Present (SB, C, H)3
CPD103BCAfrican-American Cultural Pride and Awareness (AFS Department Elective)2
ENH114African-American Literature (HU, C)3
HIS203African-American History I (SB, C, H)3
HIS204African-American History II (SB, C, H)3
HUM214African-Americans in Film (HU, C)3
REL225African-American Religions (HU, C)3
SOC143Sociology of African American Problems (SB, C)3
WST105Women of Color in America (C)3

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Major: 6226
First Term: 2008 Summer I
Final Term: Current
Award: AC
Total Credits: 15-18
CIPS code: 05.0201
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: - MC
Occupational Area: N/A
Instructional Council: Vice Presidents for Academic Affairs (72)
GPA: 2.00