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.

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

Subj Abbrsort descending Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
AFCNA 200 01 Foundations/Africana Studies Preston Smith II T 01:15PM-04:05PM Mount Holyoke College
AFROAM 254 01 Introduction African Studies Karen Morrison M 5:30PM 7:10PM UMass Amherst
AFROAM 254 01AA Introduction African Studies W 5:30PM 6:20PM UMass Amherst
AFROAM 254 01AB Introduction African Studies W 6:30PM 7:20PM UMass Amherst
AFROAM 591A 01 S-Gender in PanAfrican Studies Karen Morrison M 12:20PM 2:50PM UMass Amherst
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
ARHA 353 01 Myth/Ritual West Africa Rowland Abiodun MW 12:30PM-01:50PM Amherst College
BLST 121 01 Intro South African Hist Sean Redding MW 12:30PM-01:50PM Amherst College
BLST 123 01 Survey of African Art Rowland Abiodun MW 08:30AM-09:50AM Amherst College
BLST 221 01 Colnl & Pst Colnl Afric Sean Redding MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM Amherst College
BLST 277 01 African Politics Kim Dionne TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM Amherst College
BLST 315 01 Myth/Ritual West Africa Rowland Abiodun MW 12:30PM-01:50PM Amherst College
CLT 266 01 STUDIES/S AFRICAN LIT AND FILM Katwiwa Mule TTh 01:00-02:50 Smith College
CLT 206 01 EMPATHY, RAGE & OUTRAGE Katwiwa Mule TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
CSI 0261 1 Sun, Sand, Sex Rachel Engmann 09:00AM-11:50AM T Hampshire College
ECO 311 01 SEM:TOPICS ECON DEVELOPMENT Simon Halliday TTh 01:00-02:50 Smith College
ECON 367 01 Post Independence African Deve Mwangi Wa Githinji TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
ENGL 253 01 African Literature John Lemly MW 02:40PM-03:55PM Mount Holyoke College
ENVST 210 01 Political Ecology Catherine Corson TTH 10:00AM-11:15AM Mount Holyoke College



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

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

Guide to USING THE ONLINE course list:

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