FALL 2020
UNDERGRADUATE
Course Code & Section Title Instructor
AFRI 1001 A Introduction to African Studies

The course aims to introduce students to major currents in African Studies through an interdisciplinary lens, including the history, geography, literature, and the arts. The course begins with challenging popular representations of Africa in history and literature and seeks to provide students with critical tools for dissecting the continent’s complex socio-cultural experience. The course combines literary and cultural texts drawn from traditional and electronic formats to challenge the stereotyped image of Africa especially in North America and Europe (or “the West”) as “the Dark Continent”. The course embraces a broad generation of cultural producers in the Motherland and its Diasporas to reflect the depth and breadth of the African experience across space and time.

This online course is offered asynchronously

Emma Bider
AFRI 2002 A The Horn of Africa

This course will look at the economic, social and political challenges facing the Horn of Africa, placing them in historical and global context. These countries may be discussed: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan.

Mohamed Ali
AFRI 3900 A Placement Christine Duff
AFRI 4000 A / HIST 4703A Advanced Topics African Studies

Topic: Colonialism, Imperialism and Pan-Africanism
This online course is offered synchronously

Audra Diptee
AFRI 4050 A Selected Topics in African Studies

Topic: African Feminisms

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.

This online course is offered blended

Shireen Hassim
AFRI 4900 A Tutorial in African Studies TBA
GRADUATE
AFRI 5000 F Historical & Current Perspectives Shireen Hassim
AFRI 5050 A Selected Topics in African Studies

Topic: African Feminisms

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.

This online course is offered blended

Shireen Hassim
AFRI 5700 A / MGDS 5002 A Directed Reading in African Studies

Topic: African and Black Diaspora
Long Title: Key Issues in Migration and Diaspora Studies

This course will look at Social, cultural, economic and political implications of the movement and transnational settlement of people with a multidisciplinary and multiscalar approach to topics such as citizenship, forced migration, diasporic communities, exile, immigration, global identities and transnationalism.

This online course is offered synchronously.

Daniel McNeil
AFRI 5800 A Scholarly Prep African Studies

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.

Christine Duff
AFRI 5900 F Placement Christine Duff

WINTER 2021
UNDERGRADUATE
AFRI 1002 A Introduction to African Studies II
AFRI 2006 A Southern Africa Chris Brown
AFRI 3003 A African Social and Political Thought Samuel Oloruntoba
AFRI 3900 A Placement Christine Duff
AFRI 4900 A Tutorial in African Studies
GRADUATE
AFRI 5100 W African Studies Abroad (Senegal) TBA
AFRI 5700 A Directed Reading in African Studies TBA
AFRI 5800 A Scholarly Prep African Studies TBA
AFRI 5900 W Placement Christine Duff