Why Earn a Certificate in Africana Studies?

This certificate is for those who believe in diversity, equality, and inclusion.
It will:

  • Include knowledge of the African and Diasporic contributions to our history, culture, and economy
  • Take only 15 credits or five 3-credit courses to complete
  • Be available to complete online
  • Appear on your academic transcript and be a printable certificate to demonstrate your dedication to these qualities.

African Studies Certificate Requirements

15 CREDITS WITH AT LEAST 9 CREDITS AT THE 300-LEVEL,
DISTRIBUTED AS FOLLOWS:

A. CORE COURSE: (3 CREDITS - select one)
  • AFA 101: Introduction to Africana Studies (S)
  • AFA 206: Survey of African Literature* (H)
  • AFA 235: Introduction to the History of the African Diaspora (GS)
B. HUMANITIES & FINE ARTS:

At least two AFA or cross-listed courses, cannot be repeated for credit.

  • AFA 207: Modern African Drama & Poetry* (GS)
  • AFA 208: Multicultural Drama* (US)
  • AFA 215: Survey of African American Lit* (H/US)
  • AFA 216: Afro/Latino/Caribbean Women Writers* (GS)
  • AFA 239: Drama of the Harlem Renaissance* (US)
  • AFA 242: Contemporary Black Theatre in America*
  • AFA 312: Black Arts Movement* (H)
  • AFA 318: Women Writers of the African World* (H)
  • AFA 475: Study Tour of Africa/African Diaspora
B. SOCIAL SCIENCES & EDUCATION:

At least two AFA or cross-listed courses. 

  • AFA 203: Origins of Modern Racism (GS/US)
  • AFA 250: African Cultures
  • AFA 304: Black Social & Political Movements*
  • AFA 331: Urban Education: Conflicts & Strategies for Change
  • AFA 333: Human Rights in Africa (GS)
  • AFA 334: History of Ethnicity & Race in US
  • AFA 336: African in Modern Times, 1800-Present*
  • AFA 359: The Black Family (US)
  • AFA 364: Conflict/Humanitarian Intervention in Africa (S)
  • AFA 375: Community Building Through Educational Involvement 
  • AFA 399: Teaching Africana Studies (GS)

* offered online