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 Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
MUSIC 151M 02 Ind.Perform. Study: Percussion Dustin Patrick Mount Holyoke College
MUSIC 151M 03 Ind.Perform. Study: Percussion Faith Conant Mount Holyoke 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
AFS 300 01 CAPSTONE COLQ AFRICAN STUDIES Alfred Babo W 07:00-09:00 Smith College
CLT 206 01 EMPATHY, RAGE & OUTRAGE Katwiwa Mule TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
CLT 266 01 STUDIES/S AFRICAN LIT AND FILM Katwiwa Mule TTh 01:00-02:50 Smith College
ECO 311 01 SEM:TOPICS ECON DEVELOPMENT Simon Halliday TTh 01:00-02:50 Smith College
FRN 262 01 AFTER ALGERIA: REV,RPBLC, RACE Jonathan Gosnell MWF 10:00-10:50 Smith College
FRN 365 01 FRANCOPHONE LIT & CULTURE Dawn Fulton MW 01:10-02:30 Smith College
HST 258 01 MODERN AFRCA SINCE 1800 Jeffrey Ahlman TTh 03:00-04:20 Smith College
HST 259 01 COLQ:ASPECT OF AFRICAN HISTORY Jeffrey Ahlman MW 02:40-04:00 Smith 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
ECON 367 01 Post Independence African Deve Mwangi Wa Githinji TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM 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
HISTORY 161 01AB Hst-Africa Snc 1500 F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst



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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