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2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

African American Studies Certificate


Teresa Reed, Music

Advisory Board

Bob Jackson, English
Lydie Meunier, French
Jan Wilson, History

The certificate program in African American studies is designed for traditional and nontraditional students who want to gain an understanding of the history, literature, and culture of African Americans. Students must be in the process of completing a degree at The University of Tulsa or have already earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Course Requirements

Students must complete 18 hours of approved course work, 9 of which must be at or above the 3000 level. At least 3 hours must be in a course addressing people of African descent outside of the United States. Approved courses are listed each semester in the schedule of classes, and students should select courses that satisfy the following requirements:

Literature and the Arts (3-6 hours)

Select from approved courses in black literature, language, theatre, and music

Social Inquiry (3-6 hours)

Select from approved courses that treat sociological and anthropological aspects of black life

History (3-6 hours)

Select from approved courses that treat various aspects of the history of black people of African descent


Freshman and senior seminars on African American subject matter, internships in the African American community, and study abroad programs may also receive credit toward the certificate, pending the approval of the director and the advisory board.