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On Campus
Est. time to complete:

1-2 semesters
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Bolster your credentials while learning more about the history and culture of the African diaspora.
The Africana Studies certificate offers undergraduate students an interdisciplinary curriculum that introduces and expands knowledge related to cultures and histories of African people throughout the diaspora. Utilizing scholarly research, theoretical inquiry and policy analysis, UNT graduates will be prepared to impact their communities in ways that will promote social justice, anti-racism, inclusion, equity and mutual respect.

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Why Earn an Africana Studies Certificate?

Africana Studies prepares students interested in history, policy, sociology, culture, entertainment, language, law, foreign affairs, and education, among many others, with the skills to become outstanding, productive citizens within their communities, the U.S., and global societies.

Africana Studies Certificate Highlights

Students will gain a larger understanding of the African American experience through the broader lens of the African diaspora.
The interdisciplinary program includes course options from more than ten departments.
Black History Month and other programming bring top scholars to campus.
Faculty include top experts in their fields.
Either the certificate or the minor fits into most degree plans.

Africana Studies Certificate Courses You Could Take

Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice (3 hrs)
Critically examines race, gender and other diversity issues within the U.S. criminal justice system. Topics of emphasis include the importance of diversity issues in the development, organization and operation of the criminal justice system.
History of Black Women in America (3 hrs)
Historical exploration into the characteristics, cultures and reflective thoughts of Black women in America.
Civil Rights and Black Power Movements in the U.S. (3 hrs)
Surveys the history of the American civil rights movements from 1865 to the present, with special attention to the 1945–1968 period. Analyzes the background of the modern civil rights movement; the goals and strategies of its participants and those who opposed it; the role of the federal government in creating reforms; and the enduring importance of the movement in contemporary America.
Psychology of Race in the U.S. (3 hrs)
Exploration of highly sensitive issues and concepts related to racial diversity and intersections of race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, social class and nationality.
Africa to the Nineteenth Century (3 hrs)
The ancient civilizations of Egypt, Kush, Axum, Ethiopia, Sudan and others; contacts with Europe and Asia, Islam and the slave trade.

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