Institute of African Studies - Columbia University

Courses

African Language Courses

Fall 2014: Advanced Ancient Egyptian I

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
14803
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
TBA
Instructor: 
Ogden Goelet

Class meets at NYU. See Directory of Classes for details.

Fall 2014: Advanced Arabic Grammar Review

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
28116
Points: 
3
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MW 1:10AM - 2:25AM
Instructor: 
Taoufik Ben-Amor

Fall 2014: Advanced Swahili I

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
20330
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
TBA
Instructor: 
Abdul Nanji

Fall 2014: Advanced Wolof I

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
10665
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
TBA
Instructor: 
Mariame S Sy

Fall 2014: Advanced Zulu I

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
64837
Points: 
3
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
TBA
Instructor: 
TBA

Offered via videoconference from Yale.

Fall 2014: Arabic for Heritage Speakers I

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
18367
Points: 
5
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 11:40AM - 12:45PM
Instructor: 
Youssef Nouhi

Fall 2014: Elementary Swahili I

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
69641
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 9:00AM - 9:50AM
Instructor: 
Abdul Nanji

Fall 2014: Elementary Swahili I

Section: 
002
Call Number: 
21245
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
TR 6:10PM - 8:00PM
Instructor: 
Jane N Clayton

Fall 2014: Elementary Swahili II

Section: 
002
Call Number: 
12354
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
TR 6:10PM - 8:00PM
Instructor: 
Jane N Clayton

Fall 2014: Elementary Wolof I

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
87280
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 12:00AM - 12:50PM
Instructor: 
Mariame S Sy

Fall 2014: Elementary Yoruba I

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
76544
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 10:10AM - 11:00AM
Instructor: 
Adeolu A. Ademoyo

Offered via videoconference from Cornell

Fall 2014: Elementary Zulu I

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
25413
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MW 8:10PM- 10:00PM
Instructor: 
John Zuzo

Fall 2014: First Year Arabic I

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
77471
Points: 
5
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 10:10Am - 11:15AM
Instructor: 
Youssef Nouhi

Fall 2014: First Year Arabic I

Section: 
002
Call Number: 
11196
Points: 
5
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 11:40Am - 12:45PM
Instructor: 
May Ahmar

Fall 2014: First Year Arabic I

Section: 
003
Call Number: 
65819
Points: 
5
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 8:50AM - 9:55AM
Instructor: 
Reem Faraj

Fall 2014: First Year Arabic I

Section: 
004
Call Number: 
19178
Points: 
5
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 2:40PM - 3:45PM
Instructor: 
Tarik Belhoussein

Fall 2014: First Year Arabic I

Section: 
005
Call Number: 
25705
Points: 
5
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 10:10AM - 11:15AM
Instructor: 
Reem Faraj

Fall 2014: First Year Arabic II

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
65869
Points: 
5
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 11:40AM - 12:45PM
Instructor: 
Ouijdan Absi

Fall 2014: First Year Arabic II

Section: 
002
Call Number: 
75031
Points: 
5
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 2:40PM - 3:45PM
Instructor: 
Ghada Badawi

Fall 2014: Fourth Year Arabic I : Mod Prose

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
65125
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MW 9:00AM - 10:50AM
Instructor: 
Taoufik Ben-Amor

Fall 2014: Intermediate Swahili I

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
12663
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 10:00AM - 10:50AM
Instructor: 
Abdul Nanji

Fall 2014: Intermediate Wolof I

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
75078
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MW 2:10PM - 4:00PM
Instructor: 
Mariame S Sy

Fall 2014: Intermediate Yoruba I

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
68264
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 9:05AM - 9:55AM
Instructor: 
Adeolu A. Ademoyo

Offered via videoconference from Cornell.

Fall 2014: Intermediate Zulu I

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
11382
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MW 6:10PM - 8:00PM
Instructor: 
John Zuzo

Fall 2014: Intro - Ancient Egyptian Lang I

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
71919
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
TBA
Instructor: 
Ogden Goelet

Class meets at NYU. See directory of classes for details.

Fall 2014: Readings in Classical Arabic I

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
75464
Points: 
3
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
W 4:10PM - 6:00PM
Instructor: 
George A Saliba

Fall 2014: Second Year Arabic I

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
15741
Points: 
5
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 10:10AM - 11:15AM
Instructor: 
May Ahmar

Fall 2014: Second Year Arabic I

Section: 
002
Call Number: 
11742
Points: 
5
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 8:50AM - 9:55AM
Instructor: 
Rym Bettaieb

Fall 2014: Second Year Arabic I

Section: 
003
Call Number: 
29164
Points: 
5
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 4:10PM - 5:15PM
Instructor: 
Tarik Belhoussein

Fall 2014: Second Year Arabic II

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
74355
Points: 
5
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 10:10AM- 11:15PM
Instructor: 
Ouijdan Absi

Fall 2014: Third Year Arabic I

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
71679
Points: 
5
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 11:40AM - 12:45PM
Instructor: 
Ghada Badawi

Fall 2014: Third Year Arabic I

Section: 
002
Call Number: 
68745
Points: 
5
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 10:10AM - 11:15AM
Instructor: 
Rym Bettaieb

Africana Studies

Fall 2014: Carribean Culture & Societies

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
07078
Points: 
3
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MW 2:40PM - 3:55PM
Instructor: 
Maja Horn

Fall 2014: Food, Ethnicity, Globalization

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
04982
Points: 
3
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
TR 2:40PM - 3:55PM
Instructor: 
Kim F Hall

Fall 2014: History, Culture and Political Economy of Harlem

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
01852
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
M 4:10PM - 6:00PM
Instructor: 
Donna Murch

Fall 2014: Human Rights Sub-Saharan Africa

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
08422
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
T 9:00AM - 10:50AM
Instructor: 
J Paul Martin

Fall 2014: Introduction to African Studies

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
02457
Points: 
3
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MW 11:40AM - 12:55PM
Instructor: 
Abosede A George

Fall 2014: Senior Seminar

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
07828
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
T 4:10PM - 6:00PM
Instructor: 
Celia E Naylor

Fall 2014: The Africana Colloquium: Critical Race Theory

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
06842
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
T 6:10PM- 8:00PM
Instructor: 
Kim F Hall

Anthropology

Fall 2014: Anticolonialism

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
61981
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
M 11:00AM - 12:50PM
Instructor: 
David Scott

Fall 2014: Madagascar

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
05459
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
W 12:10PM - 2:00PM
Instructor: 
Lesley Sharp

Art History

Fall 2014: Yoruba and the Diaspora

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
26031
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
M 4:10PM - 6:00PM
Instructor: 
Zoe S Strother

Core Curriculum (Global Core)

Fall 2014: African Civilization

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
82529
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MW 2:10PM - 4:00PM
Instructor: 
Hlonipha A Mokoena

Fall 2014: African Civilization

Section: 
002
Call Number: 
88780
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MW 4:10PM - 6:00PM
Instructor: 
Sarah H Cook

Fall 2014: African Civilization

Section: 
003
Call Number: 
99691
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
TR 2:40PM - 4:00PM
Instructor: 
Kai Kresse

English and Comparative Literature

Fall 2014: The Rise of the African Novel

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
28651
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
T 2:10PM - 4:00PM
Instructor: 
Joseph R Slaughter

French Courses

Fall 2014: Francophone Fiction

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
03398
Points: 
3
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
TR 1:10PM - 2:25PM
Instructor: 
Kaiama L Glover

Fall 2014: Literature of French Speaking World

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
04162
Points: 
3
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
TR 11:40AM - 12:55PM
Instructor: 
Kaiama L Glover

Fall 2014: Questions in African Literature

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
63034
Points: 
3
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
M 2:10PM - 4:00PM
Instructor: 
Souleymane B Diagne

History Courses

Fall 2014: Gender & Sexuality in African History

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
27951
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
W 6:10PM - 8:00PM
Instructor: 
Abosede A George

Fall 2014: Marriage/Kinship in Medieval Egypt

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
86533
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
T 11:00AM - 12:50PM
Instructor: 
TBA

Fall 2014: West Africa

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
61415
Points: 
3
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
TR 1:10PM - 2:25PM
Instructor: 
Gregory Mann

Fall 2014: Writing Contemporary African History

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
21725
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
W 4:10PM - 6:00PM
Instructor: 
Gregory Mann

International Affairs

Fall 2014: Political Economy of African Development

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
66399
Points: 
3
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
R 2:10PM -4:00PM
Instructor: 
Akbar Noman

Fall 2014: Regional Specialization: Africa

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
82548
Points: 
0
Location: 
N/A
Day/Time: 
N/A
Instructor: 
Mamadou Diouf

Fall 2014: Social Movements & Citizenship in Africa

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
86350
Points: 
3
Location: 
207 Knox Hall
Day/Time: 
W 11am-12:50pm
Instructor: 
Jinny Prais

This course focuses on citizenship and social movements in sub-Saharan Africa to examine how people form political and social movements and deploy citizenship strategies within social, historical, and economic structures that are both local and global. It draws on readings and lectures from scholars in history, political science, anthropology, sociology, and African studies to explore the following topics and themes: histories and theories of citizenship and social movements; formal and informal citizenship claims; urbanism; religious movements; infrastructures, claim-making, and coalition building; opposition, leadership and democracy; social movements of African youth and women. It considers how people make individual and collective claims and social change under various circumstances including political upheaval, poverty, and discrimination.

We explore citizenship and social movements as creative enterprises that emphasize individual and collective claims making and improvisation. We consider how different historical, political, and social circumstances influence acts of citizenship and group formation, claims making, and protest. Students are exposed to a range of case studies primarily drawn from Sub-Saharan Africa. By the end of term, students will be familiar with conceptual and theoretical understandings of citizenship (formal and informal) and social movements, and will have working knowledge of several case study examples from a diverse body of scholarship. This course features guest lectures and discussions with French and American scholars from Sciences-Po, Universite Paris 1, NYU, and Columbia.

Fall 2014: The Security Council and Peacekeeping in Africa in the 21st Century

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
84534
Points: 
3
Location: 
402b International Affairs Building
Day/Time: 
W 11:00AM - 12:50PM
Instructor: 
Elisabeth A. Lindenmayer

Political Science

Fall 2014: Colloquium Aid, Politics and Violence in Africa

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
03818
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
W 2:10PM - 4:00PM
Instructor: 
Severine Autesserre

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