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.
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.
Please check the Five College Academic Calendar for important dates on each campus.
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|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|
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.