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 2022

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Undergraduate Courses

African 100: Introduction to African Cultural ExpressionInstructor TBA

African 201: Introduction to African LiteratureAinehi Edoro

African 202 (Lec 001): Soccer in Africa [Soccer in Africa (and the World) FIG] – Vlad Dima

African 202 (Lec 002): #IfAfricaWasABar: Social Media and Politics in AfricaNneoma Onwuegbuchi

African 203: Poverty Porn [Representing Inequality FIG] – Matthew Brown

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

African 210: The African StorytellerInstructor TBA

African 212: Introduction to African Popular CultureMarissa Moorman

African 231: Introduction to Arabic Literary CultureSamuel England

African 233: Global HipHop and Social JusticeWarrick Moses

African 277: Africa: An Introductory SurveyNeil Kodesh

African 303: New Media and Africa RisingReginold Royston

African 413: Contemporary African and Caribbean DramaLuis Madureira

Graduate Courses

African 413:  Contemporary African and Caribbean DramaLuis Madureira

African 445: Politics in Arabic Literature and Film (requires 6th semester Arabic) – Samuel England

African 670: Theories and Methods of Learning a Less Commonly Taught Language (must be taken with 671) –Adeola Agoke

African 671: Multilanguage SeminarAdeola Agoke

African 700: Reading and Writing African Cultural StudiesMarissa Moorman

African 703: Communicative Lesson PlanningAdeola Agoke

African 905: Bare LifeMatthew Brown

African 926: Literary EthnographyKatrina Daly Thompson

Language Courses

Arabic

  • African 321: First Semester Arabic
  • African 323: Third Semester Arabic – Mustafa Mustafa
  • African 329: Fifth Semester Arabic – Mustafa Mustafa
  • African 445: Politics in Arabic Literature and Film (requires 6th semester Arabic) – Samuel England

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

Yoruba

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

Graduate Language Courses

Summer 2022

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Undergraduate Courses

African 202: We are What We Eat: Food as a Vehicle for Culture in Africa and BeyondRachel Maina

African 203: Feminism and African LiteratureRosemary Popoola

African 204: Language and Politics in Africa and the Diaspora Adeola Agoke

African 210: The African StorytellerAngeline Peterson

African 277: Africa: An Introductory Survey

Spring 2022

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Undergraduate Courses

African 100: Introduction to African Cultural Expression

African 201: Introduction to African LiteratureMatthew Brown

African 202: South Africa’s Truth & Reconciliation CommissionMarissa Moorman

African 203 (Lec 001): Nuclear FamiliesSamuel England

African 203 (Lec 002): Coming of Age StoriesLuis Madureira

African 204: Language, Mobility, & Globalization: African Migrants’ ExperienceAdeola Agoke

African 210: African Storyteller

African 277: Africa: An Introductory SurveyJacqueline Mougoué

African 403 (meets with 803): Theories of African Cultural StudiesMatthew Brown

African 605: Dakar-Paris: Postcolonial Horizontality in African and French CinemasVlad Dima

Graduate Courses

African 605: Dakar-Paris: Postcolonial Horizontality in African and French CinemasVlad Dima

African 671: Multilanguage SeminarAdeola Agoke

African 803 (meets with 403): Theories of African Cultural StudiesMatthew Brown

African 901: PostcolonialismLuis Madureira

African 905: African Oral History & TraditionsJacqueline Mougoué

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

Yoruba

  • African 372: Second Semester Yoruba – Michael Oshindoro

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