Certificate in African Studies
Preparing students to study the rich connections in Africa between history, politics, economics, and the humanities.
The graduate certificate program in African studies in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies and the Five Colleges introduces students to the current scholarship on the African Diaspora as well as a basic grounding in the historical, political, literary, and cultural responses of African peoples to their diasporic conditions.
Graduates of the program will gain a deep understanding of the complex political and historical development of Pan-Africanism and the African Diaspora in the Americas; conceptual strategies for engaging with a variety of discourses on the African Diaspora; and working knowledge of the issues, themes, and concepts informing the current scholarship in African Diaspora studies, including refugee status, exile, migration, immigration, transnationalism, and expatriation.