Jun 21, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

African American Studies Certificate

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The Graduate Certificate in African American Studies Program is a nine-hour disciplinary concentration open to students in all UH graduate and professional degree programs.  It is also open to post baccalaureate professionals (including teachers, social service providers, policymakers, and others) interested in enhancing their knowledge and understanding of Africana phenomena.

The Graduate Certificate In African American Studies Program introduces students to advanced discussions, analyses, theoretical perspectives, and research methodologies in the discipline of Africana Studies.  In addition, it provides intellectual breadth to a student’s course of study, increasing the depth and coherence of the student’s work within her/his primary field of study on critical issues concerning Africana phenomena.  Africana Studies is a distinct academic discipline that engages Africa-centered research and teaching through an interdisciplinary approach to scholarly inquiry.  Employing tools from the humanities and social sciences for academic study, research, and teaching, Africana Studies explores the varied dimensions of the human experience – that is, phenomena, ideas, events, peoples, and personalities – from the perspective of the interests of African people in the United States and their relationship to themselves and to African and other peoples in the world.


To obtain the certificate, students must successfully complete all of the three following courses:

Admissions Information

An undergraduate degree is required for admission to this post-baccalaureate program.  Applicants must submit an official transcript showing that the undergraduate degree has been awarded.  Information on applying is available at http://www.uh.edu/class/aas/students/graduate/index.php.