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.

Spring 2022

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Undergraduate Courses

African 100: Introduction to African Cultural Expression – Vlad Dima

African 201: Introduction to African Literature – Matthew Brown

African 202: South Africa’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission – Marissa Moorman

African 203 (Lec 001): Topics in African Literature – Samuel England

African 203 (Lec 002): Coming of Age Stories – Luis Madureira

African 204: Language, Mobility, & Globalization – Adeola Agoke

African 210: African Storyteller

African 277: Africa: An Introductory Survey – Jacqueline Mougoué

African 403: Theories of African Cultural Studies – Matthew Brown

African 405: African Liberation Movements in Image & Sound – Marissa Moorman

African 605: Space and Sound – Reginold Royston

Graduate Courses

African 405: African Liberation Movements in Image & Sound – Marissa Moorman

African 605: Space and Sound – Reginold Royston

African 671: Multilanguage Seminar – Adeola Agoke

African 901: Postcolonialism – Luis Madureira

African 905: African Oral History & Traditions – Jacqueline Mougoué

Languages

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 – Mwita Muniko
  • African 334: Fourth Semester Swahili – Rachel Maina
  • African 436: Sixth Semester Swahili – Kipsang Shadrack

Yoruba

  • African 372: Second Semester Yoruba – Michael Oshindoro
  • African 374: Fourth Semester Yoruba – Tolulope Adelabu

Fall 2021

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Undergraduate Courses

African 100: Introduction to African Cultural ExpressionMarissa Moorman

African 202: Technology and Orality: Podcasting, Music & New MediaReginold Royston

African 204: African Languages, Narratives, and the MediaAdeola Agoke

African 210: The African Storyteller

African 212: Introduction to African Popular CultureMatthew Brown

African 275: Lead with Languages: Putting Language Skills to WorkKaitlin Koehler  & Toni Landis

African 277: Africa: An Introductory SurveyNeil Kodesh

African 302: Arabic Literature and CinemaSamuel England

African 405 (Lec 002): NollywoodMatthew Brown

African 405 (Lec 003): Francophone FilmVlad Dima (meets with 440)

African 440: Francophone FilmVlad Dima (meets with 405, Lec 003)

Graduate Courses

African 405 (Lec 002): NollywoodMatthew Brown

African 405 (Lec 003): Francophone FilmVlad Dima (meets with 440)

African 440: Francophone FilmVlad Dima (meets with 405, Lec 003)

African 670: Theories and Methods of Learning a Less Commonly Taught LanguageAdeola Agoke

African 671: Multilanguage SeminarAdeola Agoke

African 700: Reading and Writing African Cultural StudiesLuís Madureira

African 703:  Multiliteracy Approach to Communicative Lesson PlanningAdeola Agoke

African 905: Migration and RefugeSamuel England

African 926: African ArchivesMarissa Moorman

Language Courses

Arabic

Hausa

Swahili

Yoruba

Graduate Language Courses

Summer 2021

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Undergraduate Courses

African 203: Feminism and African LiteratureOmotola Okunlola

African 204: Language and Politics in Africa and the DiasporaAdeola Agoke

African 210: The African Storyteller – Unifier Dyer

African 277: Africa: An Introductory Survey

Spring 2021

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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
  • African 334: Fourth Semester Swahili
  • African 436: Sixth Semester Swahili

Wolof

  • African 392: Second Semester Wolof

Yoruba

  • African 372: Second Semester Yoruba

Fall 2020

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Undergraduate Courses

Graduate Courses

Language Courses

Arabic

Hausa

Swahili

Wolof

Yoruba

Graduate Language Courses

Summer 2020

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Undergraduate Courses

Spring 2020

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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