AC African-American Studies
Academic Plan Code
MCCCD Program Detail
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) 3credits
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:
- 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|
|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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