Five College Consortium

Five College African Studies Program

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.

Fall 2016 Courses

Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
BLST 212 01 Digital Africas C. Rhonda Cobham-Sander MW 08:30AM-09:50AM Amherst College
ENGL 278 01 Digital Africas C. Rhonda Cobham-Sander MW 08:30AM-09:50AM Amherst College
HACU 0258 1 Master Musicians West Africa Olabode Omojola 12:30PM-01:50PM T,TH Hampshire College
MUSIC 161 01 Beg.West African Drumming Ens. Faith Conant T 05:00PM-07:00PM Mount Holyoke College
MUSIC 261 01 Int. West African Drumming Ens Faith Conant T 07:00PM-09:00PM Mount Holyoke College
CLT 100 01 INTRO:THE PLEASURES OF READING Katwiwa Mule TTh 01:00-02:50 Smith College
CLT 205 01 TWENTIETH CENT LIT OF AFRICA Katwiwa Mule TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
ECO 311 01 SEM:TOPICS ECON DEVELOPMENT Simon Halliday T 01:00-02:50; Th 01:00-02:50 Smith College
FRN 252 01 FRENCH CINEMA: URBAN SPACES Dawn Fulton TTh 01:00-02:20; M 07:30-09:30 Smith College
HISTORY 260 01 Power&Violence in South Africa John Higginson M W 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 260 01AA Power&Violence in South Africa F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 260 01AB Power&Violence in South Africa F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 260 01AC Power&Violence in South Africa F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
THEATER 332 01 Contemp Repertory: Africa Megan Lewis M W 10:10AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst

African Languages offered by the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages

Swahili. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced courses are available every semester. Format includes individual tutorials and small group conversation sessions. Sessions meet across all five campuses and are individually scheduled. Instructor: Agnes Kimokoti, Five College Swahili Mentor. Course details and registration instructions:

Twi, Wolof, Zulu, Afrikaans, Amharic, Shona. Supervised independent study courses.

Beginning and intermediate courses are available. Small group conversation sessions led by international conversation partners meet on the home campus of conversation partner and are scheduled based on students’ schedules. Course details and registration instructions:

Five College African Studies Colloquium Course

The Five College African Studies Colloquium course is offered each Spring semester by a Five College African Studies faculty member. Students from all campuses are encouraged to participate.

Interested students should register for Smith College course AFS 300.
(Learn more about how to register for a course at another campus.)

The Spring 2016 African Studies Colloquium will be taught by Professor Alfred Babo, and will meet on Wednesday evenings 7:00–9:00 p.m.

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