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Courses for Spring 2018


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.

For undergraduates:

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)

For undergraduates and graduate students:

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

For graduate students:

African 905: Africa and (Neo)Liberalism (Matthew H. Brown)

African 905: The Invention of Africa (Luís Madureira)

Arabic courses:

African 322: Second Semester Arabic
African 324: Fourth Semester Arabic
African 325: Colloquial Arabic (Algerian dialect)
African 496: Sixth Semester Arabic

Swahili courses:

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

Yoruba courses:

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

Other languages and levels
African 392: Second Semester Wolof

Selected past offerings.