The Africana Studies Program offers an 18 credit hour Certificate in African Studies designed to provide undergraduate students with an overview and understanding of both historical and contemporary perspectives on the lived experiences of the peoples and cultures of Africa. The curriculum provides students with a wide breadth of knowledge pertaining to the approaches used in the study of Africa in terms of its history, development, politics, culture, religion, health, environment, resources, growth, and economies. The Certificate in African Studies enables students to supplement their instruction in their major discipline with a concentration on African Studies. Alternatively, the Certificate provides additional preparation for students currently pursuing pre-med, pre-dentistry, nursing, business, engineering, and law degrees, who may envision a future career working in Africa.
Students would complete eighteen (18) credit hours of coursework, consisting of two (2) core courses and four (4) elective courses.
Admission to the Certificate program in African Studies (AFRO) requires the following:
The Certificate in African Studies (AFRO) requires satisfactory completion of the following:
Required core courses (6 credits):
Electives (12 cr.), choose four courses from the following: