Certificate in African American Literature

The graduate certificate program provides training to students interested in teaching African American literature. The 15 credit-hour program provides students with the background necessary to develop African American literature programs for elementary or secondary classrooms. The certificate is an ideal way for current and future teachers to highlight their expertise in African American literature for career advancement and employment.

Recent Course Offerings:

Amiri Baraka and the Black Arts MovementBlack Women and the FantasticBeginnings to 1850Black Future Month
(Left to right: Amiri Baraka and the Black Arts Movement; Black Women and the Fantastic; African American Literature Beginnings to 1850; The Future of African American Literature)


Program Notes:
  • The certificate program requires completion of fifteen (15) credit hours
  • Please see the Graduate Catalog for specific program requirements
  • Credits earned from this certificate program may count toward the MA or PhD degree programs. It is expected that many already-admitted students will earn the certificate on their way to their degrees. Such students wishing to earn the Certificate must apply to the Graduate School using the Change of Status form.

African American Literature Concentration Faculty Bookshelf

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(Left to right: God is Change by Shelby Crosby; Furiously Funny by Terrence Tucker)

African American Literature Certificate Contact Information:
Dr. Shelby Crosby

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