Certificate in African American Studies

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Many Sociology concentrators choose to join their degree in Sociology with a certificate in African American Studies, and the Sociology Department works closely with the Department of African American Studies to facilitate the combination. Beginning in the fall of 2010 the simplest route is to take three Sociology courses that are cross listed with AAS. You would then only need to take two additional courses, AAS 201 and one course in either the AAS Race and Public Policy track or the Global Race and Ethnicity track, to graduate with a certificate in African American Studies.  One of these two additional courses would usually be counted as a cognate in Sociology with the approval of the departmental representative, and students may apply to have a second cognate approved if it is taught by a soc faculty member or the course content is mainly written by sociologists.

NOTE: This certificate is currently not being offered.