Add a specialty to your degree with an undergraduate certification in African Studies. Gain special insight into ancient and contemporary Africa from a scholarly perspective. The certificate program encompasses such areas of African affairs as history, political economics, geography, politics, and arts. It serves as a means by which the student can enhance his/her awareness of the diversity that characterizes human existence.
In sum, this program is designed to prepare and equip students with:
1. Inter-cultural sensitivity
2. The ability to develop social policies and cultural competencies applicable to their careers
3. Knowledge of key epistemological issues in African Studies
4. Research, critical thinking, and critical writing skills
Students who are still working towards their undergraduate degrees or many professionals with degrees in a variety of educational arenas may find this certification program a means of achieving an edge above the competition. The certificate is intended to complement careers in a wide variety of fields, including education, social work, international jobs, health care, and political science. Those with careers or majors in international relations, economic and political affairs, public policy and administration, public relations, journalism, community outreach, social services, human resources and cultural diversity, may find this certificate particularly helpful.
Online & Non-online Courses
Note that for both required and restricted elective categories, online and non-online versions of the approved courses are acceptable.