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Below is a list of courses that make up this certificate. It is recommended that you meet with an academic advisor before registering for classes.
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.
Important information you’ll need when applying for admission:
- Field of Interest
- Culture and Society
- Academic Certificate (AC)
- Academic Plan
- African-American Studies (CER)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Courses selected must satisfy the following General Education Requirements:
Cultural Diversity in the United States (C) 3 credits
Historical Awareness (H) 3 credits
Humanities (HU) 3 credits
Social and Behavioral Sciences (SB) 6 credits
What You’ll Learn
This certificate will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- 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.
- Explain core concepts related to race, ethnicity, and culture.
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|AFR110||Introduction to African-American Studies (SB, C)||3|
|AFR/ASB/CCS202||Ethnic Relations in the United States (SB, C, H)||3|
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|AFR203||African-American History: The Slavery Experience (SB, C, H)||3|
|AFR204||African-American History: Reconstruction to the Present (SB, C, H)||3|
|CPD103BC||African-American Cultural Pride and Awareness (AFS Department Elective)||2|
|ENH114||African-American Literature (HU, C)||3|
|HIS203||African-American History I (SB, C, H)||3|
|HIS204||African-American History II (SB, C, H)||3|
|HUM214||African-Americans in Film (HU, C)||3|
|REL225||African-American Religions (HU, C)||3|
|SOC143||Sociology of African American Problems (SB, C)||3|
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Full Award Details
- First Term
- 2018 Fall
- Final Term
- 2023 Summer
- Total Credits
- CIPS code
- SOC codes
- Program Availability
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- Financial Aid Eligible?
- This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.