African American Studies, PBC

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in African American Studies requires 15 semester hours of course work. At least half of the total hours of course work must be at the 600 level or above. Online curriculum requirements consist of five core course (15 hours). Additional courses through other programs and departments may be taken upon approval by the Director of Graduate Studies. Residential curriculum requirements consist of a core course (3 hours) and 12 hours of AFS-related electives. Students who are also enrolled in a degree program must take at least 6 hours of course work outside the degree-granting department. Course work must be successfully completed within five academic years. Courses fulfilling the certificate program may be used to meet the requirements in a degree program in accordance with the policies of The Graduate School.

Application and Admission

In addition to the application materials required by The Graduate School, applicants must submit a 500-word statement.

Note: GRE is not required.

Online Certificate Requirements

Required Core Courses (15 hours)

AFS 554Independent Black Politics in the 19th Century

3

AFS 610African American Theoretical Perspectives

3

AFS 650Topics in African American Gender Studies

3

AFS 652Topics in Black Performance Studies

3

AFS 653Perspectives on the African American Experience

3

Residential Certificate Requirements

Required Core Course (3 hours)

AFS 610African American Theoretical Perspectives

3

Electives (12 hours)

With the approval of the program graduate advisor, students choose 12 hours of electives from the following:

AFS 554Independent Black Politics in the 19th Century

3

AFS 650Topics in African American Gender Studies

3

AFS 652Topics in Black Performance Studies

3

AFS 653Perspectives on the African American Experience

3

ART 501Topics in the History of Art

3

ART 618Topics in the History of Art

3

ENG 650Modern Literary and Cultural Theory

3

ENG 663Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Theory

3

ENG 705Cultural Studies

3

ENG 729Postcolonial Literatures

3

ENG 730Studies in American Literature

3

ENG 735Studies in African-American Literature

3

ENG 737Studies in Multi-Ethnic American Literature

3

GEO 522Seminar in Population and Urban Studies

3

HIS 502African American History: Selected Topics

3

HIS 520Southern History: Selected Topics

3

HIS 546American Cultural History: Selected Topics

3

HIS 581African History: Selected Topics

3

HIS 710Colloquium in the Atlantic World

3

HIS 712Slavery in the Americas

3

HIS 713African Americans after Slavery

3

HIS 715Atlantic World: Selected Topics

3

HIS 723Selected Topics in Nineteenth-Century United States History

3

MUS 625Music and Culture of Sub-Saharan Africa

3

PSC 520Urban Political System

3

PSC 620Urban Development Policy

3

SOC 526Comparative Minority Relations

3

SOC 628Social Movements

3

SOC 643Urban Sociology

3

SOC 651Criminology

3

WGS 650Feminist Theory: Intersections of Gender, Race and Class

3

WGS 651Feminist Research Analysis

3


 

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