Undergraduate Programs

AADS offers three undergraduate certificates, either in face-to-face or fully online delivery: 1) the Certificate in African Studies, 2) the Certificate in Global Black Studies and 3) the Certificate in Afro-Latin American Studies. These certificates provide grounding in Africana Studies and offer excellent preparation for graduate study and professional development. The curricula for the Certificate in African Studies and the Certificate in Global Black Studies consist of 15 credit hours of coursework. The curriculum for the Certificate in Afro-Latin American Studies consists of 18 credit hours of coursework. Students must complete one core course requirement AFH 2000 “African Civilizations” or AFA 3153 “African Civilization, Religion, and Philosophy” for the Certificate in African Studies; AFA 2004 “Black Popular Cultures: Global Dimensions” for the Certificate in Global Black Studies; and two core course requirements which are AFA 4905 "African and African Diaspora Studies Theory" and AFA 4241 "The African Diaspora in Latin America" for the Certificate in Afro-Latin American Studies . The remaining 12 credits are chosen from the AADS-compiled lists of Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences courses. Courses not on the lists may count but must be approved beforehand by the program director after presentation of the relevant syllabus.

I enrolled in the African & African Diaspora Studies program to expand and cultivate my mind on issues of diversity. The program took me abroad, above and beyond my expectations. The theories I learned in the classroom have become practical in my personal life.
 |Myron Davis| Undergraduate Certificate Student (2007)