​African and African Diaspora Studies


This 18 credit-hour certificate is designed for undergraduate students who desire to gain greater competency in their understanding of the peoples and cultures of Africa and the African Diaspora along with increased knowledge of historical contemporary issues relevant to Africa and the African Diaspora. 

This certificate is granted upon completion of 18 hours from the courses outlined below.

Required Courses (12 hours)

Select from the following:
ANT 322 Cultures of Africa 3(3-0)
ENG 329 African American Literature 3(3-0)
HST 176 The African Experience 3(3-0)
HST 324 African-American History to 1877 3(3-0)
PSC 125 African-American Politics 3(3-0)

Electives: (6 hours)

Select from the following:
ANT 322 Cultures of Africa 3(3-0)
BCA 300 African and African American Film 3(3-0)
ENG 329 African-American Literature 3(3-0)
ENG 333 Literatures of Non-Western Cultures 3(3-0)
HST 176 The African Experience 3(3-0)
HST 324 African-American History to 1877 3(3-0)
HST 376 East & Central Africa: Issues 3(3-0)
HST 377 West Africa 3(3-0)
HST 379 Race, Class, and Power:  South Africa in the 20th Century 3(3-0)
HST 518 African Americans and the Law:  From Slavery to Civil Rights 3(3-0)
HST 562 The Atlantic World in the Age of Empire 3(3-0)
HST 576 History of Colonialism in Africa 3(3-0)
PHL/PSC/REL/SOC 345 The Civil Rights Movement
PSC 125 African-American Politics 3(3-0)
PSC 340 African Political Systems and Processes 3(3-0)
REL 240 African American Religion 3(3-0)
REL 342 From Spirituals to Gospel 3(3-0)
REL 347 African American Reflections on Racism 3(3-0)

Students pursuing this certificate may also complete 3 hours of independent readings or research in an appropriate discipline as an elective option with the approval of the advisor.

Courses selected for the certificate program must include a minimum of 9 hours at the 300-599 level.

Total:  18 semester hours

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