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Electives

Each quarter African Studies approves courses taught throughout the University as electives that will count towards the major and minor requirements.

See below for the list of approved classes for the current academic year.

For a course to count towards the African Studies Adjunct Major, Minor, or Graduate Certificate, 50% of the student’s grade must be based on work (papers, projects, etc.) with African content. The Program of African Studies may require you to submit this work. Students pursuing a major are required to meet annually with the Director of Undergraduate Studies to create course schedules and monitor progress. Check CAESAR for availability and room information.

 


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Elective Courses

Note that courses are subject to change.

The list for the next upcoming quarter will be updated during the week of pre-registration.

Spring 2021 Electives

Dept Course Number Course Title Instructor
AFST 483-0-20, 35697 African Studies Seminar Salem Denna
AMER ST 310-0-22, 39155 Studies in American Culture: US Media Representations of the Middle East. Yalzadeh
ARABIC 111-3-21, 36622 Arabic I Raddawi
ARABIC 111-3-22, 39203 Arabic I Antabli
ARABIC 121-3-20, 36623 Arabic II Raddawi
ARABIC 121-3-21, 36624 Arabic II Mikhaeel
ARABIC 211-3-20, 36625 Arabic III Khan
ARABIC 216-0-1, 40108 Language and Culture Mikhaeel
ARABIC 316-3-1, 39206 Reading Modern Arabic Prose: Cairo and its Seven Layers of Civilization Antabli
ART HIST 395-0-3, 39871 Museums: COSI Undergrad Seminar: Blackness & Abstraction Love
FRENCH 493-0-20, 36832 Topics in Literary Theory: Postcolonial/Decolonial Thought in the Francophone World Garraway
GNDR ST 341-0-23, 39647 Transnational Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality: Transnational Feminist Performance Ross
HISTORY 212-1-20, 40053 Introduction to African-American History: Key concepts from 1700-1861 Bryant
HISTORY 250-1-20, 39903 Global History I Stanley
HISTORY 357-0-20, 36104 East Africa Schoenbrun
HISTORY 465-0-20, 39917 Sources in African History: History Without Documents Schoenbrun
INTL ST 390-0-22, 39702 Refugee Crises & Human Rights (also LEGAL ST 380, POLI SCI 380) Ruffer
JOUR 372-0-20, 39016 International Journalism: South Africa Foster
LEGAL AT 380-0-20, 39926 Refugee Crises & Human Rights (also INTL_ST 390-0-22, POLI SCI 380) Ruffer
POLI SCI 250-0-20, 39356 Introduction to Comparative Politics Peyton Jr.
POLI SCI 359-0-20, 36761 Politics of Africa Salem Denna
POLI SCI  380-0-20, 39391 Refugee Crises & Human Rights (also LEGAL ST 380, INTL_ST 390-0-22) Ruffer
SWAHILI 111-3-20, 35689 Swahili I Mwangi
SWAHILI 111-3-21, 35690 Swahili I Mwangi
SWAHILI 121-3-20, 35691 Swahili II Mwangi

Winter 2021 Electives

Dept Course Number Course Title Instructor
AF AM ST  211-0-20, 29081 Literatures of the Black World Spigner,Nicole Adeyinka
AF AM ST  327-0-20, 29076 Politics-Black Popular Culture: Contemporary Black Popular Music Weheliye,Alexander G
ANTHRO  215-0-01, 26548 Study of Culture through Lang. Arispe-Bazan,Diego
ARABIC  111-2-20, 27210 Arabic I Khan,Fatima Zehra
ARABIC  111-2-21, 27211 Arabic I Raddawi,Rana
ARABIC  111-2-22, 27212 Arabic I Antabli,Fadia M
ARABIC  121-2-20, 27213 Arabic II Raddawi,Rana
ARABIC  121-2-21, 27214 Arabic II Mikhaeel,Ragy H Ibrahim
ARABIC  211-2-20, 27215 Arabic III Khan,Fatima Zehra
ARABIC  245-0-1, 29085 Current Events in the Middle E Mikhaeel,Ragy H Ibrahim
ARABIC  311-2-1, 27219 Arabic IV Antabli,Fadia M
ECON  327-0-20, 25763 Economic Development in Africa Udry,Christopher R
GBL HLTH  301-0-20, 26327 International Public Health Locke,Peter Andrew
GBL HLTH  301-0-21, 26328 International Public Health Reyes,Beatriz Oralia
GBL HLTH  322-0-1, 26338 Social Determinants of Health Locke,Peter Andrew
HISTORY  103-6-22, 28111 First-Year Seminar: Beyond Slavery and Colonialism in African History Schoenbrun,David Lee
HISTORY  255-1-20, 26433 Background to African Civilization and Culture: Origins to 17th C. Schoenbrun,David Lee
POLI SCI  250-0-21, 28733 Intro to Comparative Politics Khoury,Rana Barbara
POLI SCI  351-0-20, 28751 Politics of the Middle East Pearlman,Wendy R
POLI SCI  351-0-21, 28752 Politics of the Middle East Pearlman,Wendy R
SWAHILI  111-2-20, 26533 Swahili I Mwangi,Peter
SWAHILI  111-2-21, 26534 Swahili I Mwangi,Peter
SWAHILI  121-2-20, 26535 Swahili II Mwangi,Peter

Fall 2020 Electives

**To look up class meeting days and times please go to CAESAR**

Note that courses are subject to change.

Dept Course Number Course Title Instructor
ANTHRO 214-0-1, 16349 Archaeology: Unearthing History Rosenzweig
ANTHRO 320-0-20, 18873 Peoples of Africa Bledsoe
ANTHRO 390-0-22, 18095 Contraceptive Technologies Bledsoe
ARABIC 111-1-20, 16978 Arabic I Khan
ARABIC 111-1-21, 16979 Arabic I Raddawi
ARABIC 111-1-22, 16980 Arabic I Antabli
ARABIC 121-1-20, 16981 Arabic II Raddawi
ARABIC 121-1-22, 17881 Arabic II Mikhaeel
ARABIC 125-0-1, 20212 Media Arabic Khan
ARABIC 211-1-20, 16983 Arabic III Khan
ARABIC 311-1-20, 16987 Arabic IV Antabli
ARABIC 316-2-20, 20269 Reading Classical Arabic Texts Mikhaeel
ART HIST 319-0-1, 18110 Monsters, Art, and Civilization (also HUM 370-4-22, 18307) Gunter
ART HIST 390-0-3, 18114 An Art of Describing Blackness: Early Modern Visual Culture of Race Swan
COMP LIT 487-0-20, 18612 Print Culture: Authors, Abdelkebir Khatibi (also COMP LIT 487-0-22 20603, FRENCH 401-0-20, 18680, FRENCH 401-0-21, 20522)  Qader
COMP LIT 487-0-22, 20603 Print Culture: Authors, Abdelkebir Khatibi (also COMP LIT 487-0-20, 18612, FRENCH 401-0-20, 18680, FRENCH 401-0-21, 20522)  Qader
ECON 326-0-20, 18248 The Economics of Developing Countries Jayachandran
FRENCH 365-0-20, 18684 The Maghreb & the Middle East: Authority & Narration in 1001 & Beyond (also FRENCH 365-0-21, 20518) Qader
FRENCH 365-0-21, 20518 The Maghreb & the Middle East: Authority & Narration in 1001 & Beyond (also FRENCH 365-0-20, 18684) Qader
FRENCH 401-0-20, 18680 Print Culture: Authors, Abdelkebir Khatibi (also COMP LIT 487-0-20, 18612, COMP LIT 487-0-22 20603, FRENCH 401-0-21, 20522)  Qader
FRENCH 401-0-21, 20522 Print Culture: Authors, Abdelkebir Khatibi (also COMP LIT 487-0-20, 18612, COMP LIT 487-0-22 20603, FRENCH 401-0-20, 18680)  Qader
GBL HLTH 301-0-20, 16424 Introduction to International Public Health Sullivan
GBL HLTH 301-0-21, 16429 Introduction to International Public Health (also PUB HLTH 390-0-20, 15597) Leonard
GBL HLTH 309-0-1, 18383 Biomedicine and World History Tilley
GBL HLTH 309-0-1, 18383 Biomedicine and World History (also HISTORY 379-0-20, 18382) Tilley
GBL HLTH 321-0-1, 18689 War and Public Health Locke
GBL HLTH 322-0-1, 16423 Social Determinants of Health Locke
HISTORY 101-6-22, 16105 Repairing Historical Injustices Ionescu
HISTORY 210-1-20, 18359 History of the United States, Precolonial to the Civil War  Fitz
HISTORY 300-0-22, 16145 Comparative Genocide Ionescu
HISTORY 356-2-20, 18366 20th Century South Africa: Racial Capitalism, Apartheid, and Resistance Glassman
HISTORY 379-0-20, 18382 Biomedicine and World History (also GBL HLTH 309-0-1, 18383) Tilley
HISTORY 393-0-24, 16152 Migrations in the Mediterranean (also HUM 370-4-23, 20739) Stokes
HISTORY 405-0-22, 16129 Comparative Race Glassman
HISTORY 405-0-26, 16131 History of the Modern Global City Carroll
HUM 370-4-22, 18307 Monsters, Art, and Civilization (also ART HIST 319-0-1, 18110) Gunter
HUM 370-4-23, 20739 Migrations in the Mediterranean (also HISTORY 393-0-24, 16152) Stokes
LEGAL ST 356-0-20, 18906 Constitutional Challenges in Comparative Perspective (also AFST 390-0-20, POLI SCI 356) Benarieh Ruffer
MENA 411-0-20, 18712 Field Formations and Key Concepts Winegar
POLI SCI 352-0-20, 17247 Global Development Mahoney
POLI SCI 356-0-20, 19191 Constitutional Challenges in Comparative Perspective (also AFST 390-0-20, LEGAL ST 356) Benarieh Ruffer
POLI SCI 368-0-20, 19539 Political Economy of Development (also POLI SCI 368-0-21, 20715) Hurst
POLI SCI 368-0-21, 20715 Political Economy of Development (also POLI SCI 368-0-20, 19539) Hurst
POLI SCI 376-0-20, 18766 Civil Wars Spruyt
POLI SCI 490-0-20, 16740 Politics of Violence (also POLI SCI 490-0-25, 20722) Reno
POLI SCI 490-0-25, 20722 Politics of Violence (also POLI SCI 490-0-20, 16740) Reno
PUB HLTH 390-0-20, 15597 Introduction to International Public Health (also GBL HLTH 301-0-21, 16429) Leonard
RELIGION 101-6-20, 18842 Islamophobia Ingram
RELIGION 250-0-20, 18854 Introduction to Islam Ingram
SOCIOL 207-0-1, 18657 Cities in Society Pattillo
SWAHILI 111-1-20, 16343 Swahili I Mwangi
SWAHILI 111-1-21, 16344 Swahili I Mwangi
SWAHILI 121-1-20, 16345 Swahili II Mwangi

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Spring 2020 Electives

**To look up class meeting days and times please go to CAESAR**

Note that courses are subject to change.

Dept Course Number Course Title Instructor
AF AM ST 245-0-20 (34161) The Black Diaspora and Transnationality: "Britan and Germany" Weheliye
AF AM ST 480-0-22 (37944) Queer/African/Bodies (also AF AM ST 490-0-22) Akinbola
AF AM ST 490-0-22 (33081) Queer/African/Bodies (also AF AM ST 480-0-22) Akinbola
AFST 390-0-20 (31353) Biocultural Perspectives on Water Insecurity (sec. 20, also ANTHRO 390-0-28, ANTHRO 490-0-25, GBL_HLTH 390-0-22)  Young
AFST 390-0-21 (31354) Constitutional Challenges in Comparative Perspective (sec. 21, also LEGAL ST 356, POLI SCI 356 Benarieh Ruffer
AFST 390-0-22 (31355) Contemporary African Worlds (also ANTHRO 255-0-20) Benton
AFST 483-0-20 (31358) African Studies Seminar (AfriSem) Salem
ANTHRO 101-6-21 (34758) Modern Plagues  Benton
ANTHRO 255-0 20 (34838) Contemporary African Worlds (also AFST 390-0-22) Benton
ANTHRO 330-0-20 (37909) Peoples of the World: Anthro & Islam Launay
ANTHRO 390-0-22  (34774) Protest & Popular Culture in the Middle East (also MENA 301-2-20) Winegar
ANTHRO 390-0-24 (34776) Biocultural Perspectives on Water Insecurity (also AFST 390-0-20, ANTHRO 490-0-22, GBL HLTH 390-0-22) Young
ANTHRO 490-0-22 (34806) Biocultural Perspectives on Water Insecurity (also AFST 390-0-20, ANTHRO 390-0-24, GBL HLTH 390-0-22) Young
ARABIC 111-3-20 (33910) Arabic I Raddawi
ARABIC 111-3-21 (33911) Arabic I Mikhaeel
ARABIC 114-0-20 (33919) Conversation and Culture in the Arab World: Levantine Arabic Antabli
ARABIC 121-3-20 (33912 Arabic II Raddawi
ARABIC 121-3-21 (33913) Arabic II Mikhaeel
ARABIC 125-0-1 (33927) Media Arabic Khan
ARABIC 211-3-20 (33914) Arabic III Khan
ARABIC 311-3-1 (33918) Arabic IV Antabli
BMD ENG 380-0-01 (35836) Medical Devices, Disease & Global Health Glucksberg
COMP LIT 301-0-20 (33646) Studies in World Literature: Indian Ocean Cultures (also ENGLISH 365-0-20) Mwangi
ENGLISH 365-0-20 (36735) Studies in Postcolonial Literature: Indian Ocean Cultures (also COMP LIT 301-0-20) Mwangi
ENGLISH 465-0-20 (36745) Studies in Colonial & Postcolonial Lit: Forms and Ecology Mwangi
GBL HLTH 301-0-21 (31670) Introduction to International Public Health Rodriguez
GBL HLTH 390-0-22 (31678) Biocultural Perspectives on Water Insecurity (AFST 390-0-20, ANTHRO 390-0-24, ANTHRO 490-0-22) Young
HISTORY 103-6-22 (32252) Africa, Beyond Slavery and Colonialism Schoenbrun
HISTORY 357-0-20 (32281) East Africa Schoenbrun
LEGAL ST 356-0-20 (31374) Constitutional Challenges in Comparative Perspective (also AFST 390-0-21, POLI SCI 356) Benarieh Ruffer
LEGAL ST 376-0-21 (31594) Islamic Law (also MENA 301-3-20, RELIGION 351-0-20) Ingram
MENA 301-2-20 (37430) Popular Culture and Protest in the Middle East (also ANTHRO 390-0-22) Winegar
MENA 301-3-20 (33922) Islamic Law (also LEGAL ST 376-0-21, RELIGION 351-0-20) Ingram
MENA 390-3-22 (37756) Politics of the Middle East (also POLI SCI 351) Pearlman
PHIL 222-0-20 (30860) Introduction to Africana Philosophy Paris
POLI SCI 351-0-20 (34394) Politics of the Middle East (also MENA 390-3-22) Pearlman
POLI SCI 356-0-20 (22507) Constitutional Challenges in Comparative Perspective (also AFST 390-0-21, LEGAL ST 356) Benarieh Ruffer
POLI SCI 359-0-20 (34406) Politics of Africa Salem
POLI SCI 376-0-20 (34635) Civil Wars Spruyt
POLI SCI 389-0-20 (34647) Understanding Genocide (also SOCIOL 379-0-1) Rice
RELIGION 250-0-20 (31980) Introduction to Islam Ingram
RELIGION 351-0-20 (32043) Islamic Law (also LEGAL ST 376-0-21, MENA 301-3-20) Ingram
SOCIOL 379-0-1 (35954) Understanding Genocide (also POLI SCI 389) Rice
SWAHILI 111-3-20 (31350) Swahili I Mwangi
SWAHILI 111-3-21 (31351) Swahili I Mwangi
SWAHILI 121-3-20 (31352) Swahili II Mwangi

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Winter 2020 Electives

**To look up class meeting days and times please go to CAESAR**

Note that courses are subject to change.

Dept Course Number Course Title Instructor
ARABIC 311-2-1, 26881 Arabic IV Antabli
COMP LIT 301-0-21, 22476 Arabian Nights (also ENGLISH 313-0-21, HUM 370-6-21, MENA 390-6-20) Johnson
ECON 327-0-20, 21279 Economic Development in Africa Udry
ENGLISH 101-6-21, 24313 Afrofuturism and Black Speculative Arts Mann
ENGLISH 313-0-21, 24362 Arabian Nights (also COMP LIT 301-0-21, HUM 370-6-21, MENA 390-6-20) Johnson
GBL HLTH 301-0-20, 22702 Introduction to International Public Health Locke
GBL HLTH 301-0-21, 22703 Introduction to International Public Health Reyes
GBL HLTH 322-0-1, 22713 The Social Determinants of Health Locke
HISTORY 255-1-20, 23009 Background to African Civilization and Culture: Origins to 17th C. Schoenbrun
HISTORY 300-0-32, 23431 History of the Caribbean, 1492-1865 Burns
HISTORY 356-1-20, 23034 History of South Africa, Early Times to 1879 Glassman
HISTORY 392-0-20, 23046 Origins of Zionism Petrovsky-Shtern
HISTORY 392-0-22, 23047 Political Islam, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad Rekhess
HISTORY 392-0-24, 23048 Revolutionary Egypt: Nasser & Sadat (also HISTORY 395-0-24, MENA 301-2-20) Petry
HISTORY 393-0-24, 23446 Shari’a in Global History  Marsh
HISTORY 395-0-22, 23050 Political Islam, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad (also HISTORY 392-0-22) Rekhess
HISTORY 395-0-24, 23051 Revolutionary Egypt: Nasser & Sadat (also HISTORY 392-0-24, MENA 301-2-20) Petry
HUM 370-6-21, 24468 Arabian Nights (also COMP LIT 301-0-21, ENGLISH 313-0-21, MENA 390-6-20) Johnson
JOUR 372-0-20, 26699 International Journalism: South Africa Foster
MENA 301-2-20, 26884 Revolutionary Egypt: Nasser & Sadat (also HISTORY 392-0-24, HISTORY 395-0-24) Petry
MENA 390-6-20, 26886 Arabian Nights (also COMP LIT 301-0-21, ENGLISH 313-0-21, HUM 370-6-21) Johnson
POLI SCI 250-0-20, 26558 Introduction to Comparative Politics Mazur
SWAHILI 111-2-20, 23531 Swahili I Mwangi
SWAHILI 111-2-21, 23532 Swahili I Mwangi
SWAHILI 121-2-20, 23533 Swahili II Mwangi

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Fall 2019 Electives

**To look up class meeting days and times please go to CAESAR**

Note that courses are subject to change.

Dept Course Number Course Title Instructor
ANTHRO 214-0-1, 11799 Archaeology: Unearthing History Johnson
ANTHRO 390-0-23, 11815 Methods in Anthropology/Global Health (also GBL HLTH 390-0-20) Young
ARABIC 111-1-20, 13101 Arabic I Mikhaeel
ARABIC 111-1-21, 13102 Arabic I Mikhaeel
ARABIC 111-1-22, 13103 Arabic I TBA
ARABIC 121-1-20, 13104 Arabic II Khan
ARABIC 121-1-21, 13105 Arabic II TBA
ARABIC 221-1-20, 13107 Arabic III Antabli
ARABIC 311-0-20, 13112 Arabic IV Khan
ARABIC 316-3-20, 17373 Reading Modern Arabic Prose Antabli
ART HIST 222-0-1, 12065 Art History & the African Diaspora 1  Thompson
ART HIST 460-0-2, 12045 Appropriation ('North' and 'South') Copeland
COMP LIT 301-0-20, 13666 Postcolonial Noir (also ENGLISH 313-0-20, HUM 370-6-20) Johnson
ENGLISH 313-0-20, 10429 Postcolonial Noir (also COMP LIT 301-0-20, HUM 370-6-20) Johnson
GBL HLTH 301-0-20, 12011 Introduction to International Public Health Sullivan
GBL HLTH 322-0-20, 12010 The Social Determinants of Health Locke
GBL HLTH 390-0-20, 12004 Methods in Anthropology/Global Health (also ANTHRO 390-0-23) Young
HISTORY 250-1-20, 10837 Global History: Early Modern to Modern Transition Stanley
HISTORY 405-0-28, 10809 Comparative Race Glassman
HUM 370-6-20, 13717 Postcolonial Noir (also ENGLISH 313-0-20, COMP LIT 301-0-20) Johnson
INTL ST 390-0-22, 17330 Refugee Crises & Human Rights (also POLI_SCI 380-0-20) Benarieh Ruffer
POLI SCI 380-0-20, 12492 Refugee Crises & Human Rights (also INTL ST 390-0-22) Benarieh Ruffer
SWAHILI 111-1-20, 11792 Swahili I Mwangi
SWAHILI 111-1-20, 11793 Swahili I Mwangi
SWAHILI 121-1-20, 11794 Swahili II Mwangi

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