Five College Consortium

Capstone in African Stud

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Black Studies
Course Number: 
316
Institution: 
Amherst College

 [A] The interdisciplinary Capstone Colloquium allows students to share their interests in Africa through probing readings and vibrant discussions.  Incorporating African Studies faculty from across the Five Colleges, the course explores both Western perceptions and lived experience in Africa through such themes as African Historiographies and Ethnographies; Governance and Political Conflict; Development and Environment Issues; Health and Society; African Literatures and the Arts; and Youth and Popular Culture.  Students will be asked to give a short presentation on different topics for discussion with the guests and write frequent short papers summarizing the different disciplinary approaches to the field.


Requisite: At least three Five-College courses in African Studies or permission of the instructor. Limited to 20 students. Open to juniors and seniors. Spring semester.  Professor Abiodun and Professor Kim Dionne, Five College Africanist Faculty.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
BLST-316-01-1718S

Course Sections

Capstone in African Stud
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Rowland Abiodun, Kim Dionne roabiodun@amherst.edu; kdionne@amherst.edu W 07:00PM-09:30PM COOP 101