College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Certificate Programs

History of the African Diaspora (Certificate)

The African Diaspora constitutes one of the largest and most consequential migrations in the history of mankind. This forced migration of over 10 million human beings transformed many areas of Africa and the Americas. This certificate program recognizes the significance of this historical process and its enduring importance as the subject of study. Students are called upon to examine the Diaspora in its comparative perspective by focusing on the history of Africa, the United States and Latin America.

Required Courses:

Students are required to complete 24 semester credit hours (6 courses) of which at least:

  • 8 semester credit hours (2 courses) must be in African history
  • 4 semester credit hours (1 course) must be in African-American (U.S.) history
  • 4 semester credit hours (1 course) must be in Latin American history
  • 4 semester credit hours (1 course) must be an Independent Study research project involving any two of the three areas

The remaining course is an elective in one of the three areas.

For additional information, contact the Department of History at 216-687-3920.

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