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 2015 African Studies Courses

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subj Abbr Course # Sect #sort descending Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
ENGLISH 300 01 Junior-Yr Sem English Studies Stephen Clingman TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 260 01 Power&Violence in South Africa John Higginson M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 161 01 Hst-Africa Snc 1500 Joye Bowman TU TH 10:00AM 10:50AM UMass Amherst
ECON 597DP 01 ST-Practice/DvlpmntPlcy&IntlCo Leonce Ndikumana TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
POLISCI 343 01 Gov&Pol East Africa Carlene Edie TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
MUSIC 593R 01 S-African Popular Music M W 4:30PM 5:45PM UMass Amherst
ARHA 138 01 Arts/Orature in Africa Rowland Abiodun MW 12:30PM-01:50PM Amherst College
ARHA 270 01 African Art & Diaspora Rowland Abiodun MW 08:30AM-09:50AM Amherst College
BLST 212 01 Digital Africas C. Rhonda Cobham-Sander MW 08:30AM-09:50AM Amherst College
BLST 293 01 African Art & Diaspora Rowland Abiodun MW 08:30AM-09:50AM Amherst College
BLST 313 01 Arts/Orature in Africa Rowland Abiodun MW 12:30PM-01:50PM Amherst College
BLST 321 01 Riot & Rebellion Sean Redding TH 01:00PM-03:30PM Amherst College
ENGL 278 01 Digital Africas C. Rhonda Cobham-Sander MW 08:30AM-09:50AM Amherst College
HIST 488 01 Riot & Rebellion Sean Redding TH 01:00PM-03:30PM Amherst College
FREN 219 01 French Speaking World Samba Gadjigo MW 08:35AM-09:50AM Mount Holyoke College
MUSIC 161 01 Beg.West African Drumming Ens. Faith Conant T 05:00PM-07:00PM Mount Holyoke College
MUSIC 226 01 World Music Olabode Omojola MW 01:15PM-02:30PM Mount Holyoke College
MUSIC 261 01 Int. West African Drumming Ens Faith Conant T 07:00PM-09:00PM Mount Holyoke College
POLIT 249 01 African Politics Kim Dionne TTH 11:30AM-12:45PM Mount Holyoke College
GEOG 217 01 African Environments Girma Kebbede TTH 10:00AM-11:15AM Mount Holyoke College

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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 2015 African Studies Colloquium will be taught by Professor Alfred Babo, and will meet Wednesday evenings 7:00-9:00PM at the Amherst College campus.
See the flyer for more information.


Spring 2015 African Studies Courses

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2015
Subj Abbr Course # Sect #sort descending Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
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
ENGL 253 01 African Literature John Lemly MW 02:40PM-03:55PM Mount Holyoke College
AFS 300 01 CAPSTONE COLQ AFRICAN STUDIES Alfred Babo W 07:00-09:00 Smith College
ARHA 149 01 Survey of African Art Rowland Abiodun MW 08:30AM-09:50AM Amherst College
CLT 266 01 STUDIES/S AFRICAN LIT AND FILM Katwiwa Mule TTh 01:00-02:50 Smith College
ARHA 353 01 Myth/Ritual West Africa Rowland Abiodun MW 12:30PM-01:50PM Amherst College
CLT 206 01 EMPATHY, RAGE & OUTRAGE Katwiwa Mule TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
BLST 121 01 Intro South African Hist Sean Redding MW 12:30PM-01:50PM Amherst College
FRN 262 01 AFTER ALGERIA: REV,RPBLC, RACE Jonathan Gosnell MWF 10:00-10:50 Smith College
BLST 123 01 Survey of African Art Rowland Abiodun MW 08:30AM-09:50AM Amherst College
FRN 365 01 FRANCOPHONE LIT & CULTURE Dawn Fulton MW 01:10-02:30 Smith College
BLST 221 01 Colnl & Pst Colnl Afric Sean Redding MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM Amherst College
ECO 311 01 SEM:TOPICS ECON DEVELOPMENT Simon Halliday TTh 01:00-02:50 Smith College
BLST 277 01 African Politics Kim Dionne TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM Amherst College
HST 258 01 MODERN AFRCA SINCE 1800 Jeffrey Ahlman TTh 03:00-04:20 Smith College
BLST 315 01 Myth/Ritual West Africa Rowland Abiodun MW 12:30PM-01:50PM Amherst College
HST 259 01 COLQ:ASPECT OF AFRICAN HISTORY Jeffrey Ahlman MW 02:40-04:00 Smith College
HIST 181 01 Colnl & Pst Colnl Afric Sean Redding MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM Amherst College
HIST 283 01 Intro South African Hist Sean Redding MW 12:30PM-01:50PM Amherst College

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LEARN MORE ABOUT AFRICAN LANGUAGE COURSES:

The Five College Center for the Study of World Languages supports instruction and supervised independent study in: 

  • Swahili (taught by Agnes Kimokoti
  • Twi (from Ghana)
  • Woloff (from Senegal)
  • Yoruba (from Nigeria)
  • Hausa (from Nigeria)
  • Zulu (from South Africa). 

You can find an independent study application form and instructions on their web site at https://www.fivecolleges.edu/fclang/.

To schedule the required registration information session appointment for language classes or for more information contact: fclrc@hfa.umass.edu or call 413-542-5264.




Guide to USING THE ONLINE course list:

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  • Click on the course title to see the course description.

Please direct any feedback regarding this web page to the Five College Academic Programs assistant, fcacademics@fivecolleges.edu.