Undergraduate Embedded Certificate in African American Studies


The Certificate in African-American Studies, offered jointly by the School of History and Sociology and the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, recognizes the achievement of concentrated knowledge in a subject area. This certificate allows students to choose courses on such topics as African-American history, southern history, twentieth-century literature and history, the immigrant experience, and explorations of race in America.

  • Twelve hours of appropriate HTS and LMC courses, approved by the adviser (see course list below for specific requirements).
  • Nine of the twelve hours must be at the 3000 level or above.
  • At least one course must be taken from HTS and one from LMC.
  • One course from outside HTS and LMC may be counted toward the certificate, with approval of the adviser.
  • All courses must be taken on a letter-grade basis, and a grade of C or better must be received in each course.
  • Students majoring in HTS or LMC may not count courses toward the certificate that are required by their majors.


Two courses must be selected from the following list:6
HTS 3023Slaves without Masters: Free People of Color before 18653
HTS 3024African American History to 18653
HTS 3025African American History since 18653
HTS 3026Sociology of Race and Ethnicity3
HTS 3027The Civil Rights Movement3
LMC 3208African American Literature and Culture3
LMC 3210Ethnicity in American Culture3
LMC 3306Science, Technology, and Race3
Two additional courses must be taken. These may be from the above menu or from the following menu:
HTS 2006History of the Old South to 18653
HTS 2007History of the New South since 18653
HTS 2009The American Civil War3
HTS 3011The City in American History3
HTS 3012Urban Sociology3
LMC 3222Regionalism-American Literature3