African Studies

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The African Studies certificate is designed to meet the academic interests of:

  • Those wishing to supplement preparation in a particular discipline with multidisciplinary, graduate-level training in African Studies
  • Recent college graduates who wish to work in fields in which knowledge of Africa is significant
  • Educators who wish to add African subjects to their classroom teaching
  • Those working in professions who have interests in international careers in business, health, development, human rights and other policy fields

Program requirements

  • Two courses in an African language
  • An MLA Proseminar
  • Two Africa-focused courses
  • Three elective courses from the MLA curriculum
  • The African Studies Seminar, AFST 710 (in which students will complete a capstone project)

Penn LPS

The lifelong learning division of Penn Arts & Sciences

3440 Market Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335

(215) 898-7326

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