Academic Certificate in African-American Studies

Certificate Information

Academic Plan

AC African-American Studies

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Culture and Society


This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
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.

What You’ll Learn

This program will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Describe the impact of slavery, the Civil War, and reconstruction on African-Americans today and the characteristics of the current African-American population in the United States.
  2. Explain core concepts related to race, ethnicity, and culture.

Restricted Electives

Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
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

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Major: 6226N
First Term: 2018 Fall
Final Term: Current
Award: AC
Total Credits: 15-18
CIPS code: 05.0201
SOC codes: 25-1062
Initiating College:
Program Availability: - MC
Occupational Area: N/A
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Last Updated: 01/13/2020