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.

Spring 2016 Courses

Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
AFS 300 01 SENIOR COLLOQ/AFRICAN STUDIES Alfred Babo W 07:00-09:00 Smith College
CLT 266 01 STUDIES/S AFRICAN LIT AND FILM Katwiwa Mule TTh 01:00-02:50 Smith College
CLT 271 01 WRITING IN TRANSLATION Dawn Fulton MW 01:10-02:30 Smith College
GOV 234 01 COLQ:COMP RESPONS/AIDS IN AFRI Kim Dionne TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
GOV 325 01 SEMINAR IN COMPARATIVE GOVT Kim Dionne Th 07:30-09:30 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
PHI 310 01 SEM:RECENT & CONTEMPORARY PHI Albert Mosley MW 02:40-04:00 Smith College
ANTHRO 297AH 01 ST- CulturalAnthro&Dev/Africa Alfred Babo TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
FRENCHST 247 01 Intermed:Soc Sci Alfred Babo M W F 12:20PM 1:10PM 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
HISTORY 161 01AC Hst-Africa Snc 1500 F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 393EH 01 S-Intellect Origns of Colonial John Higginson TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 394RI 01 ComparativeRevolutns/ModernEra John Higginson TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
HONORS 391AH 03 Honors Seminar 2: Topics Alfred Babo M 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst


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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