African American and African Diaspora Studies Undergraduate Certificate
The Undergraduate Certificate in African American and African Diaspora Studies (AAADS) will offer undergraduate students from any major/discipline an opportunity to engage in an interdisciplinary examination of the history, culture, and life of African Americans and the African diaspora from ancient times to the present day. This program stresses critical thinking, ethical and moral reasoning, intercultural competence, community service, and justice.
|HIST 1003||African American History||3|
|HIST 1007||Introduction to African and African American Studies||3|
|COMM 2332||Intercultural Communication||3|
|Choose two of the following. At least one course must be 2000-level or above.|
|Black Americans in Education|
|History of American Education through the Lens of Social Justice|
|Topics in Literature|
|Hey, Have You Read ______? 1|
|Rhetoric and Social Justice|
|Selected Topics in History 1|
|Baseball and the Making of Modern America|
|Women and Gender in African History|
|African History through Fiction and Film|
|Special Topics in History 1|
|B.A.M. - Black American Music|
|Introduction to Jazz (MOTR MUSC 100J)|
|Drumming Cultures of the World (MOTR MUSC 102)|
|Race and Racism 2|
|African Americans and the Political System 2|
|The Politics of Identity and Social Justice 2|
|Global Diasporas and International Relations in the 21st Century 2|
|Special Topics in Sociology 1|
|Race and Society|
|Problems of Urban Community|
|Current Issues in Sociology 1|
|Sociology of Minority Groups|
|Race, Crime, and Justice|
|African-American Cinema 2|
|A capstone course (minimum of 3 hours) is a 4000–level research, internship, or practicum course not already used as an elective. This course must be approved, in advance, by the program coordinator for the certificate.|
Other UMSL courses and courses from other UM campuses, through ICCS or other formats, may be included as electives with prior approval of the program coordinator.
These topical courses are included when the topics or book selections are appropriate for this certificate as determined by the program coordinator.
These courses have additional prerequisites.
Upon completion of the program, certificate earners will be able to:
- Describe the historical developments of the African American and African diasporan experiences that reflect the complexities of continuity and change
- Analyze the key issues facing African, African American, and African diasporan peoples by applying scholarly research, perspectives and data
- Design programs and tactics that address a major civic or social challenge facing African, African American, or African diaspora communities.