Fall 2021 (September – December)

Undergraduate

Course Code & Section: AFRI 1001 A
Title: Introduction to African Studies (Course Outline Fall 2021)
Section Information: Please note: AFRI 1001 is not a prerequisite for AFRI 1002.
Course delivery: ONLINE BLENDED.

Course Code & Section: AFRI 2002 A
Title: The Horn of Africa (Course Outline Fall 2021)
Course delivery: ONLINE ASYNCHRONOUS.

Course Code & Section: AFRI 2006 A
Title: Southern Africa (Course Outline Fall 2021)
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing and approval by the Director of the Institute of African Studies.
Course delivery: ONLINE BLENDED

Course Code & Section: AFRI 3001 A
Title: Globalization and Popular Culture in Africa (Course Outline Fall 2021)
Course Description: This course examines new popular life-worlds in Africa. Though potentially “elusive” to conceptualize, this course shows how these forms of popular culture are related to the role of youth culture and social media in an age of globalization and democratization.
Prerequisite(s): third year standing and at least 1.0 credit in AFRI or permission of the Institute of African Studies.
Course delivery: ONLINE BLENDED.

Course Code & Section: AFRI 3003 A
Title: African Social and Political Thought (Course Outline Fall 2021)
Course Description: The African communitarian tradition. Contemporary African social and political thought, situated in their broad historical contexts.
Prerequisite(s): third year standing and at least 1.0 credit in AFRI or permission of the Institute of African Studies.
Course delivery: IN-PERSON. NOT SUITABLE FOR ONLINE STUDENTS.

Course Code & Section: AFRI 3609 A
Title: African Cinema
Course Description: Major moments, debates, figures and movements in African cinema around such categories as the colonial, the anti-colonial, the postcolonial, the national, the continental, the diasporic, the global, race, Afro-futurism, and world cinema, interrogating in the process the very category of “African cinema.” Also listed as FILM 3609.
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 credit in FILM and third year standing or permission of instructor.
Course delivery: ONLINE BLENDED.

Course Code & Section: AFRI 3609 AF (Film Screening)
Title: African Cinema
Section Information: Film Screening
Course delivery: ONLINE BLENDED.

Course Code & Section: AFRI 4060 A
Title: African Feminisms (Course Outline Fall 2021)
Course Description: African feminisms as theoretical interventions and as political practice, and as diverse forms. Gender as a marker of power: status, hierarchy, social capability, and as a system of distribution of resources, responsibilities and solidarities.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing and at least 1.0 credit in AFRI or permission of the Institute of African Studies. Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as AFRI 5060, for which additional credit is precluded.
Course delivery: ONLINE SYNCHRONOUS.

Course Code & Section: AFRI 4900 A
Title: Tutorial in African Studies
Course Description: A tutorial on selected topics in which seminars are not available.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Institute of African Studies and agreement of an instructor.

Graduate

Course Code & Section: AFRI 5000 F
Title: African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives (Course Outline Fall 2021)
Course Description: 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.
Course delivery: ONLINE SYNCHRONOUS.
Note: Concurrent registration in AFRI 5800 is required.

Course Code & Section: AFRI 5060 F
Title: African Feminisms (Course Outline Fall 2021)
Course Description: African feminisms as theoretical interventions and as political practice, and as diverse forms. Gender as a marker of power: status, hierarchy, social capability, and as a system of distribution of resources, responsibilities and solidarities. Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as AFRI 4060, for which additional credit is precluded.
Course delivery: ONLINE SYNCHRONOUS.

Course Code & Section: AFRI 5700 F
Title: Directed Readings in African Studies
Course Description: A Tutorial on a selected topic in African Studies in which seminars are not available.
Note: Permission of the Department and agreement of an instructor.

Course Code & Section: AFRI 5800 F
Title: Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
Course Description: This course will provide scholarly preparation in African Studies by requiring participation in public talks as both audience member and presenter.
Note: Concurrent registration in AFRI 5000 is required.

Winter 2022 (January – April)

Undergraduate

Course Code & Section: AFRI 1002 A
Title: Introduction to African Studies II
Course Description: Introduction to contemporary political, economic, and social dimensions of Africa.

Course Code & Section: AFRI 2003 A
Title: The Great Lakes Region of Africa
Course Description: The economic, social and political challenges facing the Great Lake Regions of Africa, including the 1994 Rwanda genocide and its aftermath. These countries may be discussed: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda.
Prerequisite(s): AFRI 1001 or AFRI 1002 or FYSM 1901 or permission of the Institute of African Studies.

Course Code & Section: AFRI 3004 A
Title: The African City
Course Description: Historical emergence and contemporary issues of the African city.
Prerequisite(s): third year standing and at least 1.0 credit in AFRI or permission of the Institute of African Studies.

Course Code & Section: AFRI 3005 A
Title: African Migrations and Diasporas
Course Description: Movements of African peoples, from the slave trade era to the present. African diaspora communities around the world and their relationship with Africa.
Prerequisite(s): third year standing and at least 1.0 credit in AFRI or permission of the Institute of African Studies.

Course Code & Section: AFRI 3200 A
Title: Thematic Topic
Course Description: A special topic that takes a thematic approach to African Studies. Course content will vary from year to year.
Prerequisite(s): a 2000-level AFRI course or third-year standing and 1.0 credit in AFRI.

Course Code & Section: AFRI 3916 A (Workshop)
Title: Spoken Word Poetry Workshop
Course Description: This intermediate-level workshop-based course explores traditions of spoken words poetry while requiring students to create and perform their own spoken word poems. Also listed as ENGL 3916.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing or a 2000-level writing workshop and permission of the instructor.

Course Code & Section: AFRI 4000 A
Title: Political Anthropology of Africa
Course Description: This course examines anthropological approaches to African political formations. We will read ethnographic writing and postcolonial theory to explore the varying means by which different groups seek to attain and transform power as well as the resistance (s) they face. Through an interrogation of the power relations and economic processes that shape dominant representations of the continent’s political landscape, we will gain critical insights on a range of topics including sovereignty, forced migration, belonging, religion, environment, gender, violence, and social movements.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing or permission of the instructor.

Graduate

Course Code & Section: AFRI 5100 W
Title: African Studies Abroad
Course Description: Based at one of Carleton’s partner universities in Africa, course will include lectures, seminars, guest speakers, field visits and group research projects to examine a topic in African studies, as selected by the instructor. Topic and location may change annually.
Course delivery: TBA

Course Code & Section: AFRI 5700 W
Title: Directed Readings in African Studies
Course Description: A Tutorial on a selected topic in African Studies in which seminars are not available.
Note: Permission of the Department and agreement of an instructor.

Course Code & Section: AFRI 5800 W
Title: Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
Course Description: This course will provide scholarly preparation in African Studies by requiring participation in public talks as both audience member and presenter.
Note: Concurrent registration in AFRI 5000 is required.

Course Code & Section: AFRI 5900 W
Title: Placement
Course Description: Students spend up to one day a week participating in an organization that has an African focus, while carrying out tasks that have a scholarly content. Consult the Director of the Institute of African Studies.