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.
|Subj Abbr||Course #||Sect #||Course Title||Instructor(s)||Meeting Times||Institution|
|BLST||293||01||African Art & Diaspora||Rowland Abiodun||MW 08:30AM-09:50AM||Amherst College|
|ARHA||270||01||African Art & Diaspora||Rowland Abiodun||MW 08:30AM-09:50AM||Amherst College|
|GEOG||217||01||African Environments||Girma Kebbede||TTH 10:00AM-11:15AM||Mount Holyoke College|
|POLIT||249||01||African Politics||Kim Dionne||TTH 11:30AM-12:45PM||Mount Holyoke College|
|ANT||241||01||ANTHROPOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT||Elliot Fratkin||TTh 10:30-11:50||Smith College|
|BLST||313||01||Arts/Orature in Africa||Rowland Abiodun||MW 12:30PM-01:50PM||Amherst College|
|ARHA||138||01||Arts/Orature in Africa||Rowland Abiodun||MW 12:30PM-01:50PM||Amherst College|
|MUSIC||161||01||Beg.West African Drumming Ens.||Faith Conant||T 05:00PM-07:00PM||Mount Holyoke College|
|HST||259||01||COLQ:ASPECT OF AFRICAN HISTORY||Jeffrey Ahlman||MW 02:40-04:00||Smith College|
|POSC||250||01||Cont. Francophone Africa||Alfred Babo||MW 03:00PM-04:20PM||Amherst College|
|THDA||142H||01||Contmp Dance: W. African||Marilyn Sylla||TTH 04:30PM-06:00PM||Amherst College|
|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|
|HIST||301FH||01||Food/Hunger in the Mod. World||Holly Hanson||W 07:00PM-09:50PM||Mount Holyoke College|
|FRN||365||01||FRANCOPHONE LIT & CULTURE||Dawn Fulton||MW 01:10-02:30||Smith College|
|FRN||252||01||FRENCH CINEMA||Dawn Fulton||MW 09:00-10:20; M 07:30-09:30||Smith College|
|FREN||219||01||French Speaking World||Samba Gadjigo||MW 08:35AM-09:50AM||Mount Holyoke College|
|POLISCI||343||01||Gov&Pol East Africa||Carlene Edie||TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM||UMass Amherst|
|HISTORY||161||01||Hst-Africa Snc 1500||Joye Bowman||TU TH 10:00AM 10:50AM||UMass Amherst|
|HISTORY||161||01AA||Hst-Africa Snc 1500||F 9:05AM 9:55AM||UMass Amherst|
Course Title: Introduction to African Popular Culture, CSI 190T
Campus: Hampshire College
Instructor: Rachel Engmann
Enrollment: This course is limited to First Year Students.
Class schedule: 09/09/15 12/18/15 Hampshire College, Franklin Patterson Hall 107 CRS TTH 09:00AM 10:20AM
Introduction to African Popular Culture: This course is an introduction to African popular culture. We will look at film, television, photography, literature, music, art, cartoons, fashion and sports from across the African continent. Instead of viewing African popular culture as insignificant frivolities hastily produced, fleetingly consumed and swiftly discarded, we will examine the ways in which it shapes, and in turn, is shaped by nationality, race, ethnicity, class, age, gender and sexuality. Paying particular attention to notions such as 'culture', 'tradition', 'modernity', 'authenticity' and 'appropriation', we will explore just how globalization, transnationalism and migration impact contemporary cosmopolitan African lived experiences. We will ask: How does pop culture translate across the African continent? What does pop culture in Africa look like when viewed through a post -colonial, -apartheid lens? What is the character of African popular culture and its relationship to other forms of culture? How does popular culture reflect and influence everyday urban and rural African lived experiences? Through readings, discussion and film this course seeks to expand knowledge, interpretive abilities, critical thinking skills and self-reflection.
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).
VIsit www.fivecolleges.edu/academics/courses/languages for more information.
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 was taught by Professor Alfred Babo, and met Wednesday evenings 7:00–9:00 p.m. at the Amherst College campus. See the flyer for more information.
Information about the Spring 2016 African Studies Colloquium course is not yet available.
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