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.

If you’re interested in one of our courses and would like to know more about it, including access to past syllabi, please send an email to the Undergraduate Advisor, Toni Landis at tllandis@wisc.edu.

Fall 2020

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Undergraduate Courses

  • African 100: Introduction to African Cultural Expression – Jacqueline-Bethel Mougoué
  • African 202: Technology & Orality—Podcasting, Music, and New Media – Reginald Royston
  • African 203: Poverty Porn – Matthew Brown
  • African 204: The Politics of Language in Africa and the Diaspora
  • African 210: The African Storyteller
  • African 211: The African Autobiography
  • African 220: HipHop, Youth Culture, and Politics in Senegal – Damon Sajnani
  • African 277: Africa: An Introductory Survey – Neil Kodesh
  • African 303: Soccer in Africa – Vlad Dima
  • African 406 (Lec. 1): Magic Realism in African Fiction
  • African 406 (Lec. 2): Contemporary African Women Writing – Ainehi Edoro

Graduate Courses

  • African 406 (Lec. 1): Magic Realism in African Fiction
  • African 406 (Lec. 2): Contemporary African Women Writing – Ainehi Edoro
  • African 435: Advanced Studies in Swahili Language—Grammar
  • African 670: Theories and Methods of Learning a Less Commonly Taught Language
  • African 671: Multilanguage Seminar
  • African 700: Reading and Writing African Cultural Studies – Matthew Brown
  • African 703: Communicative Lesson Planning
  • African 804: Critical Applied Linguistics Working Group – Katrina Daly Thompson
  • African 905 (Sem. 1): Waiting for (Transitional) Cinema – Vlad Dima
  • African 905 (Sem. 2): African Diaspora Theories and Tropes – Damon Sajnani
  • African 983: Interdepartmental Seminar—African Studies – Neil Kodesh

Language Courses

Arabic

  • African 321: First Semester Arabic
  • African 323: Third Semester Arabic – Mustafa Mustafa
  • African 329: Fifth Semester Arabic – Mustafa Mustafa

Hausa

  • African 361: First Semester Hausa

Swahili

  • African 331: First Semester Swahili
  • African 333 Third Semester Swahili
  • African 435: Advanced Studies in Swahili Language—Grammar

Wolof

  • African 391: First Semester Wolof

Yoruba

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

Zulu

  • African 335: First Semester Zulu

Graduate Language Courses

  • African 670: Theories and Methods of Learning a Less Commonly Taught Language
  • African 671: Multilanguage Seminar

Summer 2020

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Undergraduate courses

Spring 2020

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Undergraduate Courses

Graduate Courses

Language Courses

Arabic

  • African 322: Second Semester Arabic
  • African 324: Fourth Semester Arabic (Mustafa Mustafa)
  • African 330: Sixth Semester Arabic (Mustafa Mustafa)

Swahili

  • African 332: Second Semester Swahili

Wolof

  • African 392: Second Semester Wolof

Yoruba

  • African 372: Second Semester Yoruba

Fall 2019

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Undergraduate courses

Graduate courses

Language courses

Arabic

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

Swahili

  • African 331: First Semester Swahili
  • 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

Spring 2019

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Undergraduate courses

Graduate courses

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

Past Courses

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Fall 2018

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

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

Undergraduate Courses

Graduate Courses

Fall 2017

Undergraduate Courses

Graduate Courses