a) Undergraduate

Fall 2019

AFRI 1002 A, Intro to African Studies II, Prof. Mohamed Ali, Fall Term (0.5 credits)

AFRI 2005 A, West Africa, Prof. Nduka Otiono, Fall Term (0.5 credits)

AFRI 3001 A, Globalization and Popular Culture in Africa, Prof. Nduka Otiono, Fall Term (0.5 credits)

AFRI 3900 A, Placement, Fall Term (0.5 credits)

Placement for one term with an African focus. Prerequisite(s): permission of the Institute of African Studies.

AFRI 4000 A/HIST 4703A, Advance Topics in African Studies, Prof. Audra Diptee, Fall Term (0.5 credits)
Topic: The Use & Abuse of History: Humanitarianism and Development Policy in Africa and the Diaspora

AFRI 4050 A, African Feminisms, Prof. Shireen Hassim, Fall Term (0.5 credits)

This course is an advanced introduction to the ways in which feminism emerged in Africa as a set of theoretical interventions and as political practice. It examines the ways in which gender was understood as a marker of power – status, hierarchy as well as social capability – in different parts of Africa, and the ways in which gender operated as a system of distribution of resources and responsibilities. African theories of gender and sexuality are explored in relation to class, race and colonialism. These intersecting forms of power have resulted in differences in the forms of feminism in different parts of the continent. Although the focus will be on texts from Anglophone Africa, variations across regions will also be explored. The course is historically grounded, and takes the approach that the genealogies of ideas have explanatory capacity.

Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as AFRI 5050, for which additional credit is precluded.

Winter 2020

AFRI 1001 A, Intro to African Studies I, Prof. Nduka Otiono, Winter Term (0.5 credits)

AFRI 2002 A, The Horn of Africa, Prof. Nduka Otiono, Winter Term (0.5 credits)

AFRI 3003 A, African Social and Political Thought. Winter Term (0.5 credits)

AFRI 3004 A, The African City, Prof. Nduka Otiono, Winter Term (0.5 credits)

AFRI 3900 A, Placement, Winter Term (0.5 credits)

Placement for one term with an African focus. Prerequisite(s): permission of the Institute of African Studies.

AFRI 4900 A, Tutorial in African Studies, Prof. TBA, Fall Term (0.5 credits)
Section Information: Permission of the Department and agreement of an instructor.

b) Graduate

Fall 2019

AFRI 5000 F, Historical & Current Perspective, Prof. Shireen Hassim, Fall Term (0.5 credits)

This course examines the formation of African Studies as a discipline, including the historical and ongoing debates over its boundaries and genealogies and its changing research
paradigms.  Concurrent registration in AFRI 5800 is required.

AFRI 5050 A, African Feminisms, Prof. Shireen Hassim, Fall Term (0.5 credits)

This course is an advanced introduction to the ways in which feminism emerged in Africa as a set of theoretical interventions and as political practice. It examines the ways in which gender was understood as a marker of power – status, hierarchy as well as social capability – in different parts of Africa, and the ways in which gender operated as a system of distribution of resources and responsibilities. African theories of gender and sexuality are explored in relation to class, race and colonialism. These intersecting forms of power have resulted in differences in the forms of feminism in different parts of the continent. Although the focus will be on texts from Anglophone Africa, variations across regions will also be explored. The course is historically grounded, and takes the approach that the genealogies of ideas have explanatory capacity.

A course on a selected topic in African Studies. Topic varies from year to year and will be announced in advance of registration period.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as AFRI 4050, for which additional credit is precluded.

AFRI 5700 A, Directed Reading in African Studies, Fall Term (0.5 credits)
Section Information: Permission of the Department and agreement of an instructor.

AFRI 5800 F, Scholarly Prep African Studies, Prof. Nduka Otiono, Winter Term (0.0 credits)

This course will provide scholarly preparation in African Studies by requiring participation in
public talks as both audience member and presenter. Section Information: Concurrent registration in AFRI 5000 is required. Students may attend Brownbag Seminars Series at the start of the Fall Term

AFRI 5900 F, Placement, Prof. TBA, Fall Term (0.5 credits)
Placement for one term with an African focus. Prerequisite(s): permission of the Institute of African Studies.

Winter 2020

AFRI 5100 W, African Studies Abroad, Prof. TBA, Winter Term (0.5 credits)

AFRI 5700 A, Directed Reading in African Studies, Placement, Winter Term (0.5 credits)

Section Information: Permission of the Department and agreement of an instructor.

AFRI 5900 W, Placement, Winter Term (0.5 credits)

Placement for one term with an African focus. Prerequisite(s): permission of the Institute of African Studies