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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Jul 25, 2024
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx Studies Certificate

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The academic requirements of the new program at the undergraduate level have three components: content courses, language study, and a digital project outcomes report. To initiate the certificate, students must complete a certificate registration form from the Department of Africana Studies. Elective courses must include at least 25% content on Afro-Latin America and/or US Afro-Latinxs to be eligible.

Afro-Latin American Studies and Afro-Latinx Studies Content Courses:

Five (15 credits) Afro-Latin American Studies and/or Afro-Latinx Studies Content Courses are required. The two core courses are:


The remaining three courses may be from Africana Studies or cross-listed with Africana Studies. No more than one non-Africana/cross-listed class may be included in the certificate. All certificate courses must have at least 25% Afro-Latin American and/or US Afro-Latinx content. A written request for the inclusion of a non-Africana course must include a rationale and plan to focus research/course activities on Afro-Latin America and/or US Afro-Latinx studies. Students must earn a C or better in classes counting towards the certificate. One relevant study abroad or study away (1-4 weeks), independent research course, or internship (summer or semester-long) may also count towards the certificate.

Core Courses

These courses are required for the certificate.

Afro-American Introductory Courses

Students select two electives to complete the certificate. The course may be offered by the Department of Africana Studies, may be a course that is cross-listed to an AFRCNA course, or may be chosen from the list of eligible electives offered by other departments.

Courses offered by other departments will focus on Afro-Latin American and/or Afro-Latinx Studies, making it distinct from existing program offered by Africana Studies.

Students must earn a C or better for classes counting toward the certificate. One relevant study abroad or study away, independent research, or internship may count toward the certificate.

Total Credits: 15

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