AAS Certificate Requirements
Undergraduate students may apply for formal admission to the certificate program at any time once they have taken and achieved a satisfactory standing in the core course, AAS 201, Introduction to the Study of African American Cultural Practices.
In addition to taking AAS 201, students seeking a certificate are required to take two core courses in African American Studies, at least one of which must focus on the pre-20th century era (marked with an * below). Qualifying courses include:
AAS 353/ENG 352 African American Literature: Origins to 1910*
AAS 359/ENG 366 African American Literature: Harlem Renaissance to Present
AAS 366/HIS 386 African American History to 1863*
AAS 367/HIS 387 African American History from Reconstruction to the Present
Students must also take two additional courses. We strongly urge that they select these additional courses from either the Race and Public Policy subfield, or the Global Race and Ethnicity subfield. These can be regular AAS courses, cross-listed AAS courses, courses from our Related Courses List, and cognates approved by our Director of Undergraduate Studies. To get approval for cognate courses, they must submit the course syllabus for review.
Please note that PDF’d courses cannot count toward your certificate requirements.
CAAS is proud to extend the opportunity for students to obtain a certificate in AAS while completing the major requirements in the following departments:
The Center encourages all students who are seriously considering pursuing a certificate, to meet with a CAAS faculty member who may be helpful with course selection.
Students interested in pursuing a certificate in African American Studies should complete the Certificate Registration Form, save it, and email it to April Peters (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The 2015 CAAS Class Day Celebration
Monday, June 1st, at 12:45 p.m
The 2015 CAAS Class Day Celebration will take place on Monday, June 1st, at 12:45 p.m in the Class of 1936 Memorial Garden, behind Stanhope Hall.
(Add to your Princeton.edu Google Calendar) Our graduating seniors will be awarded certificates and other honors. As always, a delicious soul food lunch from Delta's Restaurant will be served.