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African Culture Through Music & Dance Certificate

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Program Overview

There is a growing interest and focus on African Studies at Ohio University and across the United States. The Certificate in African Culture through Music and Dance is a specialized program in African Studies for graduate students who are majoring in African Studies, music and dance, anthropology and other majors. Students seeking the Certificate must complete 20 semester credit hours and maintain a 3.0 GPA in certificate courses. Some courses will be available through the highly encouraged OU Summer study abroad program "African Culture through the Arts."

Opportunities Upon Graduation: The program seeks to expand students' cross cultural awareness especially African cultural attitudes towards the performing and visual arts. Music graduates will be better equipped for emerging multicultural classrooms. Dance students are provided with new dance structures and movements for their creative works. Other majors are provided with in-depth knowledge of African cultures through music and dance. Completion of relevant courses and participation in the OU African Ensembles and African Culture through the Arts Education Abroad Program in Ghana will provide undergraduate and graduate students with a multicultural foundation, enhanced by personal experiences in African cultures through arts.

Contact For More Information:

Dr. Paschal Younge

Course Catalog

Core 1

Requirements:
Students should complete a minimum of three (3) credit hours of core 1.

 

  • MUS 5250: Music of Africa (2.0HR)
  • MUS 6930: Independent Study (1.0-10.0HR)


Core 2

Requirements:
Students should complete a minimum of three (3) credit hours from core 2.

  • DANC 5550: Dance Ethnography: Intellectualizing the Body's Motion (3.0HR)
  • DANC 6930: Independent Study (1.0-10.0HR)


African Ensemble

Requirements:
Students should complete a minimum of two (2) credit hours of courses designated to Ohio University African Ensembles.

  • MUS 5480: African Ensemble I (1.0HR)
  • MUS 5481: African Ensemble II (1.0HR)
  • DANC 6930: Independent Study (1.0-10.0HR)

Electives

Requirements:
Students should complete a minimum of four (4) credit hours of elective courses.

  • AH 5907: Arts of Africa Special Topics Seminar (3.0HR)
  • AH 5907: Arts of Africa Special Topics Seminar (3.0HR)
  • HIST 5411: History of Africa Since 1850 (4.0HR)
  • GEOG 5310: Geography of Africa (4.0HR)
  • GEOG 6310: Seminar in Regional Geography: Africa (4.0HR)
  • ENG 7800: Special Studies Seminar (4.0HR)
  • INST 5100: Readings in African Studies (4.0HR)

Independent Study/Study abroad

Requirements:
Students should complete a minimum of four (4) credit hours of independent study or study abroad programs. For study abroad programs see summer course offerings through the office of education abroad.

  • DANC 6930: Independent Study (1.0-10.0HR)
  • MUS 6930: Independent Study (1.0-10.0HR)
  • INST 6930: Independent Study (1.0-4.0HR)
  • INST 5904: Special Topics in African Languages and Literature (4.0HR)
  • INST 5905: Special Topics in Intermediate African Languages and Literature (4.0HR)
  • INST 6905: Special Topics in Advanced African Languages and Literature (4.0HR)

African language

Requirements:
Students should complete a minimum of four (4) credit hours of African language.

  • ARAB 5110: Elementary Arabic I (4.0HR)
  • ARAB 5120: Elementary Arabic II (4.0HR)
  • ARAB 5210: Intermediate Arabic I (4.0HR)
  • ARAB 5220: Intermediate Arabic II (4.0HR)
  • SUDN 5110: Elementary Sudanese Arabic I (4.0HR)
  • SUDN 5120: Elementary Sudanese Arabic II (4.0HR)
  • SUDN 5210: Intermediate Sudanese Arabic I (4.0HR)
  • SUDN 5220: Intermediate Sudanese Arabic II (4.0HR)
  • SWAH 5110: Elementary Swahili I (4.0HR)
  • SWAH 5120: Elementary Swahili II (4.0HR)
  • SWAH 5310: Advanced Swahili I (3.0HR)
  • SWAH 5320: Advanced Swahili III (3.0HR)
  • SOMA 5110: Elementary Somali I (4.0HR)
  • SOMA 5120: Elementary Somali II (4.0HR)
  • SOMA 5210: Intermediate Somali I (4.0HR)
  • SOMA 5220: Intermediate Somali II (4.0HR)
  • TWI 5110: Elementary Twi (Akan) I (4.0HR)
  • TWI 5120: Elementary Twi (Akan) II (4.0HR)
  • TWI 5210: Intermediate Twi (Akan) I (4.0HR)
  • TWI 5220: Intermediate Twi (Akan) II (4.0HR)
  • WOL 5110: Elementary Wolof I (4.0HR)
  • WOL 5120: Elementary Wolof II (4.0HR) )
  • WOL 5210: Intermediate Wolof I (4.0HR)
  • WOL 5220: Intermediate Wolof II (4.0HR)
  • KIKU 5110: Elementary Kikuyu I (4.0HR)
  • KIKU 5120: Elementary Kikuyu II (4.0HR)
  • KIKU 5120: Elementary Kikuyu II (4.0HR)
  • KIKU 5220: Intermediate Kikuyu II (4.0HR)
  • INST 5904: Special Topics in African Languages and Literature (4.0HR)
  • INST 5905: Special Topics in Intermediate African Languages and Literature (4.0HR)
  • INST 6905: Special Topics in Advanced African Languages and Literature (4.0HR)

   

   
   

   
   

   
   

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