Dec 10, 2022  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 [Archived Catalog]

International Studies - African Studies Certificate


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Certificate code CTAFRI

Undergraduate Program in International Studies
Yamada International House 102
Athens, OH 45701
Phone:  740-593-1840
Fax:  740-593-1837
http://www.ohio.edu/bais

Laura Schaeffer, contact person

The Center for International Studies offers certificates in African, Asian, East Asian, European, Latin American, and Southeast Asian Studies for students who wish to add an international dimension to their major, or who are interested in an international career or graduate work in area studies. The certificate is noted on your transcript upon graduation.

The African Studies Major and Certificate grew out of the excitement emanating from the decolonization of the continent in the mid-1960s 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.  Students wishing to complete the African Studies Certificate must complete either Option A or Option B below.

Option A


Complete the following requirements:

  • 3 courses in one African language (Students may petition the Certificate Director to have a language they take elsewhere fulfill the requirement).
  • overall 2.5 GPA in certificate courses
  • Credit Hours: 4
  • 5 additional African Area Studies Courses from a minimum of 3 departments from the below list.

Option B


Complete the following requirements:

  • overall 2.5 GPA in certificate courses
  • Credit Hours: 4
  • 8 additional African Area Studies courses from a minimum of 3 departments from the below list.

African Area Studies Courses


African Languages Taught at OU


  Akan, Arabic, French, Kikuyu, Somali, Sudanese Arabic, Swahili, Tigrinya, Wolof

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