Courses

Africa is at the center of the coursework in the department, in regards to epistemology, foundational texts, and student research, with considerable room for diasporic texts, theory, and research projects to be included in our canon.

 

Fall 2019

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Undergraduate courses

African 100: Introduction to African Cultural Expression (Vlad Dima)
African 202: Satire in Africa (Tejumola Olaniyan)
African 204: The Poltics of Language in Africa and the Diaspora
African 210: The African Storyteller (Matthew Brown)
African 212: Introduction to African Popular Culture (Jacqueline-Bethel Mougoué)
African 220: HipHop, Youth Culture, and Politics in Senegal (Damon Sajnani)
African 233: Global HipHop and Social Justice (Damon Sajnani)
African 277: Africa, An Introductory Survey (Neil Kodesh)
African 300: Tales of Love & War (Luis Madureira)
African 405: Lec 1, Gender & Sexuality in Afro-Futurism (Jacqueline-Bethel Mougoué)
African 405: Lec 2, Colonialism & its Cultural Critique (Ron Radano)
African 606: African Historical Fiction (Luis Madureira)

Graduate courses

African 405: Lec 1, Gender & Sexuality in Afro-Futurism (Jacqueline-Bethel Mougoué)
African 405: Lec 2, Colonialism & its Cultural Critique (Ron Radano)
African 606: African Historical Fiction (Luis Madureira)
African 670: Theories & Methods of Learning a Less Commonly Taught Language (must take with  African 671)
African 671: Multilanguage Seminar (must take with African 670)
African 700: Reading & Writing African Cultural Studies (Ron Radano)
African 804: Critical Applied Linguistics Working Group (Katrina Daly Thompson)
African 905: Cinematic Bodies: Aural Spaces in African Cinema (Vlad Dima)
African 926: Literary Ethnography (Katrina Daly Thompson)

Language courses

Arabic

African 321: First Semester Arabic
African 323: Third Semester Arabic
African 329: Fifth Semester Arabic

Swahili

African 331: First Semester Swahili (ONLINE OPTION)
African 333: Third Semester Swahili
African 435: Advanced Swahili

Yoruba

African 371: First Semester Yoruba
African 373: Third Semester Yoruba
African 475: Fifth Semester Yoruba

Wolof

African 391: First Semester Wolof

Hausa

African 361: First Semester Hausa

Zulu

African 335: First Semester Zulu

Summer 2019

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Undergraduate courses

African 210: The African Storyteller (7/15-8/11, ONLINE, Matthew Brown)

Spring 2019

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Undergraduate courses

African 201: Introduction to African Literature (Samuel England)
African 210: African Storyteller
African 233: Global HipHop and Social Justice (Damon Sajnani)
African 277: Africa: An Introductory Survey (Matthew H. Brown)
African 300: Arab Publics (Samuel England)
African 405: The Problem of Whiteness (Damon Sajnani)
African 405: Africa + the Internet (Reginold Royston)
African 407: Critical Approaches to Multilingualism (Colleen Hamilton)
African 440: African/Francophone Film (Vlad Dima)
African 605: African Screen Media (Matthew H. Brown)
African 606: Francophone Women’s Voices from Africa and the Middle East (Nevine El Nossery)

Graduate courses

African 405: Africa + the Internet (Reginold Royston)
African 405: The Problem of Whiteness (Damon Sajnani)
African 407: Critical Approaches to Multilingualism (Colleen Hamilton)
African 605: African Screen Media (Matthew H. Brown)
African 606: Francophone Women Voices from Africa and the Middle East (Nevine El Nossery)
African 671: Multilanguage Seminar (Colleen Hamilton)
African 901: The Form of the African Novel (Ainehi Edoro)

Language courses

ARABIC

African 322: Second Semester Arabic
African 324: Fourth Semester Arabic
African 330: Sixth Semester Arabic

SWAHILI

African 332: Second Semester Swahili

YORUBA

African 372: Second Semester Yoruba

WOLOF

African 394: Fourth Semester Wolof

Fall 2018

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Undergraduate courses

African 100: Introduction to African Cultural Expression (Matthew H. Brown)
African 210: The African Storyteller
African 277: Introduction to Africa (Neil Kodesh)
African 403: Theories of African Cultural Studies (Matthew H. Brown)

Graduate courses

African 670: Theories and Methods of Learning a Less Commonly Taught Language (Colleen Hamilton)
African 671: Multilanguage Seminar (Colleen Hamilton)
African 700: Reading and Writing African Cultural Studies (Samuel England)
African 803: Theories of African Cultural Studies (Matthew H. Brown)
African 905: Oral Culture & Africa in the Digital Era (Reginold Royston)

Language courses

ARABIC

African 321: First Semester Arabic (Lafdouk, Sabaaalazab, Peterson)
African 323: Third Semester Arabic (Mustafa Mustafa)
African 329: Fifth Semester Arabic (Mustafa Mustafa)

SWAHILI

African 331: First Semester Swahili (Rebecca Mandich)

ZULU

African 335: First Semester Zulu (Njabulo Donda)

YORUBA

African 371: First Semester Yoruba (Tolu Akinwole)

WOLOF

African 393: Third Semester Wolof (Astou Gueye)

Spring 2018

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Undergraduate Courses

Undergraduate Courses

African 201: Introduction to African Literature (Matthew H. Brown)
African 210: The African Storyteller (online course)
African 233: Global HipHop and Social Justice (Damon Sajnani)
African 277: Introduction to Africa (Jo Ellen Fair)
African 297: African and African-American Linkages (Teju Olaniyan)
African 300: Contemporary Arabic Literature and Cinema (Lec 1: Nevine El Nossery)
African 300: Arabic Fiction and Falsehood (Lec 2: Samuel England)
African 403: Theories of African Cultural Studies (Ron Radano)
African 405: The Problem of Whiteness (Damon Sajnani)
African 407: Language, Gender, & Sexuality in African Contexts (Katrina Daly Thompson)
African 409: Global Jazz and Blues Authenticities (Ron Radano)
African 445: The Discipline of Politics in Arabic Literature and Film (Samuel England)
African 605: Sound & Afro-Modernity: Digitizing the Body and Soul of the Nation (Reginold Royston)

Graduate courses

African 405: The Problem of Whiteness (Damon Sajnani)
African 407: Language, Gender, & Sexuality in African Contexts (Katrina Daly Thompson)
African 409: Global Jazz and Blues Authenticities (Ron Radano)
African 445: The Discipline of Politics in Arabic Literature and Film (Samuel England)
African 605: Sound & Afro-Modernity: Digitizing the Body and Soul of the Nation (Reginold Royston)
African 671: Multilanguage Seminar (Katrina Daly Thompson)
Note: requires prior enrollment in African 670
African 905: Africa and (Neo)Liberalism (Matthew H. Brown)
African 905: The Invention of Africa (Luís Madureira)

Language courses

Arabic

African 322: Second Semester Arabic
African 324: Fourth Semester Arabic
African 325: Colloquial Arabic (Algerian dialect)
African 330: Sixth Semester Arabic

Swahili

African 332: Second Semester Swahili
African 334: Fourth Semester Swahili
African 436: Sixth Semester Swahili

Yoruba

African 372: Second Semester Yoruba
African 374: Fourth Semester Yoruba

Other language levels

African 392: Second Semester Wolof

Fall 2017

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Undergraduate courses

African 100: Introduction to African Cultural Expression (Ronald Radano)
African 210: The African Storyteller (online course)
African 220: HipHop, Youth Culture, and Politics in Senegal (Damon Sajnani)
African 277: Introduction to Africa (Neil Kodesh)
African 300: Arab Publics (Samuel England)
African 405: Africa and the Internet (Reginold Royston)
African 605: African Diaspora Theories and Tropes (Damon Sajnani)
African 609: The Phonograph Record and Invention of “World Music” (Ronald Radano)

Graduate courses

African 405: Africa and the Internet (Reginold Royston)
African 605: African Diaspora Theories and Tropes (Damon Sajnani)
African 609: The Phonograph Record and Invention of “World Music” (Ronald Radano)
African 670: Theories and Methods of Learning a Less Commonly Taught Language (Katrina Daly Thompson)
African 671: Multilanguage Seminar (Katrina Daly Thompson)
African 700: Reading and Writing African Cultural Studies (Jo Ellen Fair)
African 703: Flipped Classes and Blended Learning (Katrina Daly Thompson)
African 705: Teaching Portfolio (Katrina Daly Thompson)
African 905: African Political Thought (Michael Schatzberg)

Language courses

Arabic

African 321: First Semester Arabic
African 323: Third Semester Arabic
African 495: Fifth Semester Arabic

Swahili

African 331: First Semester Swahili
African 333: Third Semester Swahili
African 435: Fifth Semester Swahili

Yoruba

African 371: First Semester Yoruba
African 373: Third Semester Yoruba

Other languages and levels

African 335: First Semester Zulu
African 391: First Semester Wolof
African 670Theories and Methods of Learning a Less Commonly Taught Language (Katrina Daly Thompson)

Spring 2017

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Undergraduate courses

African 201: Introduction to African Literature (Samuel England)
African 210: The African Storyteller (online course; Matthew Brown)
African 233: Global Hiphop and Social Justice (Damon Sajnani)
African 277: Introduction to Africa (Jo Ellen Fair)
African 300: Contemporary Arabic Literature and Cinema (Nevine El Nossery)
African 405: Nollywood (Matthew Brown)
African 405: The Problem of Whiteness (Damon Sajnani)
African 605: Cultural Geographies of Africa and the Middle East (Samuel England)
African 609: Global Black Music Circuits (Ronald Radano)

Graduate courses

African 405: Nollywood (Matthew Brown)
African 405: The Problem of Whiteness (Damon Sajnani)
African 605: Cultural Geographies of Africa and the Middle East (Samuel England)
African 609: Global Black Music Circuits (Ronald Radano)
African 671: Multilanguage Seminar (Katrina Daly Thompson)
Note: requires African 670 as a prerequisite
African 901: Intellectual History of Cultural Studies (Ronald Radano)
African 901:Enchanting Modern: African Literature, African States (Teju Olaniyan)

Language courses

Arabic

African 322: Second Semester Arabic
African 324: Fourth Semester Arabic
African 496: Sixth Semester Arabic
African 446: Readings in Advanced Arabic Texts 

Swahili

African 332: Second Semester Swahili
African 334: Fourth Semester Swahili
African 436: Sixth Semester Swahili

Yoruba

African 372: Second Semester Yoruba
African 374: Fourth Semester Yoruba
African 476: Sixth Semester Yoruba

Other languages and levels

African 336: Second Semester Zulu
African 362: Second Semester Hausa
African 392: Second Semester Wolof
African 671: Multilanguage Seminar (Katrina Daly Thompson)

Fall 2016

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Undergraduate courses

African 201: Introduction to African Literature (Matthew Brown)
African 210: The African Storyteller (online course; Matthew Brown)
African 220: Global HipHop: Youth Culture and Politics in Senegal (Damon Sajnani)
African 300 Francophone Africa in Translation
African 402: Theory of African Literature (meets with 802; Tejumola Olaniyan)
African 405: African Soccer (Michael Schatzberg)
African 605: The Black Radical Tradition (Damon Sajnani)

Graduate courses

African 405: African Soccer (Michael Schatzberg)
African 605: The Black Radical Tradition (Damon Sajnani)
African 670: Theories and Methods of Learning a Less Commonly Taught Language (Katrina Thompson)
Note: requires concurrent enrollment in African 671
African 671: Multilanguage Seminar (Katrina Daly Thompson)
Note: requires concurrent enrollment in African 670
African 700: Reading and Writing African Cultural Studies (Jo Ellen Fair)
Note: strongly recommended for incoming graduate students
African 703: Communicative Lesson Planning (Katrina Daly Thompson)
African 705: Teaching Portfolio (Katrina Daly Thompson)
African 802: Theory of African Literature (meets with 402; Tejumola Olaniyan)
African 901: Imagining Islam (Samuel England)

Language courses

Arabic

African 321: First Semester Arabic
African 323: Third Semester Arabic
African 495: Fifth Semester Arabic
African 445: Advanced Readings in Arabic (Samuel England)

Swahili

African 331: First Semester Swahili
African 333: Third Semester Swahili
African 435: Fifth Semester Swahili

Yoruba

African 371: First Semester Yoruba
African 373: Third Semester Yoruba
African 475: Fifth Semester Yoruba

Other languages

African 335: First Semester Zulu
African 361: First Semester Hausa
African 391: First Semester Wolof
African 670: Theories and Methods of Learning a Less Commonly Taught Language (Katrina Thompson)