Many courses in addition to those listed below may be eligible for fulfilling the requirements of the Five College African Studies Certificate. Students are encouraged to consult an African Studies Program campus advisor to identify courses that are appropriate for their interests.



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Please note that course offerings may change and lists may be updated, so it is helpful to check back regularly.

In keeping with the five institutions' plans to limit campus access to only their own students, faculty, and staff, all Five College students who register for a course on another campus during the 2020-21 academic year will be required to attend classes remotely

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Spring 2021 Courses

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2021
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
BLST 121 01 Colnl & Pst Colnl Afric Sean Redding TTH 11:50AM-01:10PM Amherst College
BLST 201 01 Power/Resist Blk Atlntic Mary Hicks MW 12:30PM-01:50PM Amherst College
BLST 321 01 Riot & Rebellion Sean Redding TTH 03:50PM-05:10PM Amherst College
HIST 181 01 Colnl & Pst Colnl Afric Sean Redding TTH 11:50AM-01:10PM Amherst College
HIST 267 01 Power/Resist Blk Atlntic Mary Hicks MW 12:30PM-01:50PM Amherst College
HIST 488 01 Riot & Rebellion Sean Redding TTH 03:50PM-05:10PM Amherst College
MUSIC 229 01 African Popular Music Olabode Omojola M 12:45PM-02:00PM;TTH 12:45PM-01:45PM;WF 12:45PM-02:30PM Mount Holyoke College
POLIT 213 01 African Diaspora:Global Persp Bonfas Owinga M 09:45AM-11:00AM;TTH 09:30AM-11:15AM;WF 10:15AM-11:15AM Mount Holyoke College
POLIT 387CA 01 NGOs&Civil Society in Africa Bonfas Owinga M 12:45PM-02:00PM;TTH 12:45PM-01:45PM;WF 12:45PM-02:30PM Mount Holyoke College
GOV 227 01 CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN POLITICS Anna Mwaba MW 09:20-10:35 Smith College
HST 234 01 COLQ: GLOBAL AFRICA Jeffrey Ahlman TTh 09:20-10:35 Smith College
MUS 220 01 TOPCS WORLD-AFRICAN POP Bode Omojola TTh 10:55-12:10 Smith College
WLT 240 01 AFRICAN/CARIBBEAN/ AFRO-AM LIT Katwiwa Mule MW 10:55-12:10 Smith College
ENGLISH 491SA 01 S-Amandla! South African Lit Stephen Clingman M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
POLISCI 346 01 Gov&Pol West Africa Carlene Edie TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst

African Languages offered by the Five College Center for World Languages


Swahili

Beginning, intermediate, and advanced courses are available every semester. Courses include individual tutorials and small group conversation sessions. Sessions meet on all five campuses and are individually scheduled. Instructor: Dr. Agnes Kimokoti. Follow the link to see course details and registration instructions for Swahili.

Afrikaans, Amharic, Twi, Wolof, Yoruba

Supervised independent study courses. Beginning and intermediate courses are available. Courses include small group conversation sessions led by native/fluent conversation partners. Sessions meet on the home campus of the conversation partner and are individually scheduled. The availability of languages may vary, and other languages may be added. Follow the link to see course details and registration instructions for Afrikaans, Amharic, Twi, Wolof, Yoruba.

Egyptian Arabic, Moroccan Arabic

Supervised independent study courses. Prerequisite: Two semesters of Modern Standard Arabic or the equivalent. Courses include small group conversation sessions led by native/fluent conversation partners. Sessions meet on the home campus of the conversation partner and are individually scheduled. Follow the link to see course details and registration instructions for Spoken Arabic Courses.