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African-American Studies
Career Studies Certificate
Offered through AL

Purpose: The program is specifically designed for degree seeking and non-degree seeking students who are interested in reviewing or developing in-depth understanding and appreciation of African American culture, history, and language. Other students will be able to enhance their employability in careers such as teaching or social service occupations.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
1ENG 253 Survey of African-American Literature I 3
HIS 141 African-American History I 3
Total   6
2nd Semester
1ENG 254 Survey of African-American Literature II 3
HIS 142 African-American History II 3
Total   6
3rd Semester
HIS 203 History of African Civilization I 3
HIS 261 Topics in Cultural Ethnicity I 3
Total   6
4th Semester
HIS 204 History of African Civilization II 3
Total   3
Total credits for the African-American Studies Career Studies Certificate=21

All first-time students must take a one-credit Student Development (SDV) course prior to enrolling in their 16th credit at NOVA.

1 Prerequisites for these courses are ENG 111 and ENG 112.