Certificate in Racial Understanding

The Africana Program and the Department of Social Work Education jointly offer the Certificate of Special Study in Racial Understanding. This 12-unit program consists of three required courses and one related interdisciplinary elective. The certificate is designed to prepare students and practicing professionals to develop knowledge and skills necessary to understand racial difference and underlying racism and manage conflict resulting from it. The special study seeks to promote racial awareness and racial harmony, diversity competency, and cultural understanding in our multiracial and multicultural society.

Upper-Division Requirements (9 units)

  1. AFRS 104W
  2. AFRS 144
  3. SWRK 136

Electives (3 units)

Select one of the following courses:

  • AFRS 137 (same as WS 137)
  • AFRS 189
  • ANTH 120
  • CLS 170
  • CRIM 175
  • CRIM 176
  • SOC 111
  • SSCI 180
  • SWRK 137
  • WS 120

Total 12 units

In addition, three units of field experience may be available from the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) Train-the-Trainer seminar offered through the Women's Resource Center.

Advising Notes

  1. Open to all students.
  2. Coursework must be completed with a minimum grade of 2.5.