Graduate Certificate Courses
In close consultation with her or his graduate adviser, a student designs a coherent sequence of three courses. To gain approval, this sequence should not be a random selection of Africa-related classes; the student and adviser must provide AAAS with an explanation of how the sequence meets the objectives of the Graduate Certificate in African Studies to recognize expertise in the field of African Studies at the graduate level
In addition, students may be permitted to take "Topics" classes with an Africa focus that are offered almost every semester in other departments. The various directed readings, independent study, or 700-, 800-, or 900-level graduate seminars of nearly a dozen disciplines will count if these are taught by AAAS faculty and AAAS & KASC-affiliated faculty. AAAS has designated advisers according to clusters of faculty expertise that exist across disciplines and schools, in the areas of
Politics and Development Studies, Histories and Societies, Literature and Orature, Visual and Performing Arts, and African Languages and Cultures, and certificate students should take courses that cluster along the lines of these areas of expertise.