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  Oct 17, 2017
 
 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

African Studies Certificate Program


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Certificate code CTAFRI

Center for International Studies  
Yamada House 106
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1840
Fax: 740.593.1837
international.studies@ohio.edu
https://www.ohio.edu/global/cis/

Catherine Cutcher, certificate director/contact person
cutcher@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The African Studies Certificate is open to students from any major. The African Studies Program grew out of the excitement emanating from the decolonization of the continent in the mid-1960’s and the awareness of the important role Africa could play in world affairs. Today the multi-disciplinary nature of the program allows the student to build a course of study reflecting Africa’s contemporary reality. Themes include the socioeconomic development of the continent in the context of Africa’s grand cultural and historical traditions. Students may also view the study of Africa as an excellent case-study of the process of social change in the developing world.  The African Studies certificate is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of Africa.  The interdisciplinary coursework and language skills of the African Studies Certificate are applicable for a wide variety of professions.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Graduates with this certificate find opportunities in their chosen fields of education, the nonprofit world, public policy, the business sector and more.

Requirements

Certificate Hours Requirements


The African Studies Certificate program requires a minimum of 26 hours and maintaining a 2.5 or higher GPA in certificate courses.

Core Requirements


 Complete the following course:

Certificate Electives


Complete 9 hours from two departments from the following courses:

Language Requirement


Complete a total of 2 years (4 semesters) or equivalent in one African language. Choose from the following languages:

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