Africana Studies Certificate

Africana Studies Department information   

The Africana Studies Certificate Program offers a wide range of courses to students and members of the community who would like to enrich their knowledge of African and African American experiences. The program intends to benefit those who serve the African American communities and institutions such as the NAACP, National Urban League, Flint Area Coalition to End Racism (FACTER) and others. The program also aims to serve K-12 school teachers in mid-Michigan, as well as employees in higher education from the Flint area.

Requirements


A. Core courses (3 credits)


One from:

  • AFA 101 - Introduction to Africana Studies (3)
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  • AFA 206 - Introduction to African Literature (3)
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  • CPL 206 - Introduction to African Literature (3)
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  • ENG 209 - Introduction to African Literature (3)
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  • AFA 235 - Introduction to the History of African Diaspora (3)
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  • HIS 235 - Introduction to the History of African Diaspora (3)

B. Humanities and fine arts (6 credits)


Two from:

  • AFA 203 - Origins of Modern Racism (3)
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  • PHL 203 - Origins of Modern Racism (3)
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  • AFA 207 - Modern African Drama and Poetry (3)
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  • CPL 207 - Modern African Drama & Poetry (3)
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  • THE 207 - Modern African Drama and Poetry (3)
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  • AFA 208 - Multicultural Drama (3)
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  • THE 208 - Multicultural Drama (3)
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  • AFA 215 - African American Literature (3)
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  • ENG 215 - African American Literature (3)
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  • AFA 216 - Afro/Latino/Caribbean Women Writers (3)
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  • WGS 216 - Afro/Latino/Caribbean Women Writers (3)
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  • AFA 239 - Drama of the Harlem Renaissance (3)
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  • THE 239 - Drama of the Harlem Renaissance (3)
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  • AFA 242 - Contemporary Black Theatre in America (3)
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  • THE 242 - Contemporary Black Theatre in America (3)
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  • AFA 312 - Black Arts Movement (3)
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  • THE 312 - Black Arts Movement (3)
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  • AFA 318 - Women Writers of the African World (3)
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  • CPL 318 - Women Writers of the African World (3)
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  • WGS 318 - Women Writers of African World (3)

C. Social studies and education (6 credits)


Two from:

  • AFA 230 - Survey of African History to 1800 (3)
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  • HIS 230 - Survey of African History to 1800 (3)
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  • AFA 304 - Black Social and Political Movements (3)
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  • POL 304 - Black Social and Political Movements (3)
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  • AFA 334 - History of Ethnicity and Race in the United States (3)
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  • HIS 334 - History of Ethnicity and Race in the United States (3)
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  • AFA 335 - History of the African-American to 1877 (3)
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  • HIS 335 - History of African-Americans to 1877 (3)
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  • AFA 336 - Africa in Modern Times, 1800 to Present (3)
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  • HIS 336 - Africa in Modern Times, 1800 to Present (3)
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  • AFA 351 - United States Foreign Policies Towards Africa (3)
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  • AFA 359 - The Black Family (3)
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  • SOC 359 - The Black Family (3)
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  • WGS 359 - The Black Family (3)
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  • AFA 364 - Conflicts and Humanitarian Intervention in Africa (3)
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  • AFA 399 - Teaching Africana Studies (3)


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