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


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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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