Institute of African Studies - Columbia University

Courses

African Language Courses

Spring 2015: Advanced Ancient Egyptian II

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
97846
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
TBA
Instructor: 
Ogden Goelet

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

Spring 2015: Advanced Arabic Grammar Review

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
69902
Points: 
3
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MW 11:40AM – 12:55PM
Instructor: 
Taoufik Ben-Amor

Spring 2015: Advanced Swahili II

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
29428
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
TR 12:10PM – 2PM
Instructor: 
Abdul Nanji

Spring 2015: Advanced Wolof II

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
66646
Points: 
3
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
TBA
Instructor: 
Mariame S Sy

Spring 2015: Advanced Zulu II

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
76529
Points: 
3
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
TR 2:40PM - 3:55PM
Instructor: 
Stephane A Charitos

Shared course. Contact ssw2117@columbia.edu for more info.

Spring 2015: Ancient Egyptian Lang II

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
91197
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
TBA
Instructor: 
Ogden Goele.,t Stephane A. Charitos

Class meets at NYU. Contact sc758@columbia.edu for more info.

Spring 2015: Arabic for Heritage Speakers II

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
61429
Points: 
5
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 8:50AM - 9:55AM
Instructor: 
Youssef Nouhi

Spring 2015: Elementary Swahili II

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
16745
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 9:00AM - 9:50AM
Instructor: 
Abdul Nanji

Spring 2015: Elementary Wolof II

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
14374
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 12:00AM - 12:50PM
Instructor: 
Mariame S Sy

Spring 2015: Elementary Yoruba II

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
66446
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 10:10AM - 11:00AM
Instructor: 
Adeolu A. Ademoyo, Stephanie A. Charitos

Spring 2015: Elementary Zulu II

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
82946
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
F 11:35AM – 12:25 PM
Instructor: 
TBA

Shared course. Contact ssw2117@columbia.edu for more info.

Spring 2015: First Year Arabic I

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
61497
Points: 
5
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 8:50AM – 9:55AM
Instructor: 
Ouijdane Absi

Spring 2015: First Year Arabic I

Section: 
002
Call Number: 
15141
Points: 
5
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 2:40PM – 3:45PM
Instructor: 
Ghada Badawi

Spring 2015: First Year Arabic I

Section: 
002
Call Number: 
60466
Points: 
5
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 11:40AM – 12:45PM
Instructor: 
May Ahmar

Spring 2015: First Year Arabic II

Section: 
004
Call Number: 
65844
Points: 
5
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 2:40PM – 3:55PM
Instructor: 
Tarik Belhoussein

Spring 2015: First Year Arabic II

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
14408
Points: 
5
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 8:50AM - 9:55AM
Instructor: 
Reem Faraj

Spring 2015: First Year Arabic II

Section: 
003
Call Number: 
66472
Points: 
5
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 10:10AM - 11:15AM
Instructor: 
Reem Faraj

Spring 2015: Fourth Year Arabic II : Classic Prose

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
20940
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
TR 10:10AM – 12:00PM
Instructor: 
Youssef Nouhi

Spring 2015: Fourth Year Arabic II : Modern Prose

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
70967
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MW 9:00AM - 10:50AM
Instructor: 
Taoufik Ben-Amor

Spring 2015: Intermediate Swahili II

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
75010
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 10:00AM - 10:50AM
Instructor: 
Abdul Nanji

Spring 2015: Intermediate Wolof II

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
18231
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
TBA
Instructor: 
Mariame S Sy

Spring 2015: Intermediate Yoruba I

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
76497
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 9:05AM - 9:55AM
Instructor: 
Adeolu A. Ademoyo

Offered via videoconference from Cornell. Contact ssw2117@columbia.edu for more info.

Spring 2015: Intermediate Zulu II

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
92469
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWRF 10:30AM – 11:20AM
Instructor: 
TBA

Shared course. Contact ssw2117@columbia.edu for more info.

Spring 2015: Intro – Ancient Egyptian Language II

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
91197
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
TBA
Instructor: 
Ogden Goelet

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

Spring 2015: Second Year Arabic I

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
75100
Points: 
5
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 1:10PM – 2:15PM
Instructor: 
Ouijdane Absi

Spring 2015: Second Year Arabic II

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
77169
Points: 
5
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 10:10AM – 11:15AM
Instructor: 
May Ahmar

Spring 2015: Second Year Arabic II

Section: 
002
Call Number: 
70142
Points: 
5
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 8:50AM – 9:55AM
Instructor: 
Rym Bettaieb

Spring 2015: Third Year Arabic II

Call Number: 
11611
Points: 
5
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 11:40AM - 12:45PM
Instructor: 
Ghada Badawi

Spring 2015: Third Year Arabic II

Section: 
002
Call Number: 
10976
Points: 
5
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MTWR 10:10AM - 11:15AM
Instructor: 
Rym Bettaieb

Africana Studies

Spring 2015: Africana Colloquium – The New Black

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
05430
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
W 2:10PM – 4:00PM
Instructor: 
Monica L. Miller

Spring 2015: Black Sexual Politics in U.S. Popular Culture

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
08493
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
T 2:10PM – 4PM
Instructor: 
Celia E. Naylor

Spring 2015: Gay Harlem

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
05119
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
M 4:10PM – 6:00PM
Instructor: 
Tyler T. Schmidt

Spring 2015: Introduction to African Diaspora

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
07625
Points: 
3
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MW 10:10AM – 11:25AM
Instructor: 
Michael A Ralph

Spring 2015: Translating Hispaniola

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
04553
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
W 4:10PM – 6:00PM
Instructor: 
Kaiama L Glover and Maja Horn

Anthropology

Spring 2015: Africa and the Anthropologist

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
72826
Points: 
3
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MW 2:40PM – 3:55PM
Instructor: 
Hlonipha A Mokoena

Spring 2015: Idea of a Black Radical Tradition

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
73380
Points: 
3
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
11:00AM – 12:50PM
Instructor: 
David Scott

Spring 2015: Ideas/Society in the Caribbean

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
77545
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
T 11:00AM – 12:50PM
Instructor: 
David Scott

Spring 2015: Indian and Nigerian Film Cultures

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
72199
Points: 
3
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
T 6:10PM – 10:00PM
Instructor: 
Brian Larkin

Spring 2015: Portrait – South African Intellectuals

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
66312
Points: 
3
Location: 
TBA
Instructor: 
Hlonipha A. Mokoena

Art History

Spring 2015: Arts of Africa

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
17279
Points: 
3
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MW 4:10PM – 5:25PM
Instructor: 
Zoe S. Strother

Spring 2015: Contemporary Arts of Africa

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
75514
Points: 
3
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
T 4:10PM – 6:00PM
Instructor: 
Zoe S. Strother

Core Curriculum (Global Core)

Spring 2015: African Civilizations

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
83046
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MW 4:10PM – 6:00PM
Instructor: 
Sarah Cook

English and Comparative Literature

Spring 2015: South African Lit and Culture

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
63534
Points: 
3
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MW 2:40PM – 3:55PM
Instructor: 
Jennifer Wenzel

French Courses

Spring 2015: Francophone Studies II

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
73347
Points: 
3
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
MW 2:40PM – 3:55PM
Instructor: 
Kaiama L Glover

History Courses

Spring 2015: Africa and France

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
68705
Points: 
3
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
R 2:10PM – 4:00PM
Instructor: 
Gregory Mann

Spring 2015: Africa and France

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
68705
Points: 
3
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
R 2:10PM – 4:00PM
Instructor: 
Gregory Mann

Spring 2015: Making African History

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
23185
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
W 4:10PM – 6:00PM
Instructor: 
Gregory Mann

Spring 2015: Resistance and the Black Atlantic

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
68118
Points: 
4
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
T 2:10PM – 4:00PM
Instructor: 
Natasha J. Lightfooot

International Affairs

Spring 2015: African Institutions

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
68441
Points: 
3
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
R 11:00AM – 12:50PM
Instructor: 
John Hirsch

Spring 2015: Human Crises in Congo/Great Lakes

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
26196
Points: 
1
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
TBA
Instructor: 
Dennis Dijkzeul

Political Science

Spring 2015: Civil War, Intervention, Africa

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
90800
Points: 
3
Location: 
TBA
Day/Time: 
TR 1:10PM – 2:25 PM
Instructor: 
Severine Autesserre

Teachers College

Spring 2015: African Diasporic Languages and Education

Call Number: 
ITSF 5033
Points: 
3

Explores language, literacy and educational development associated with speakers of African and Creole languages and African American English. It addresses theoretical and pedagogical concerns and their political consequences in these language communities.

Spring 2015: Culture and Society in Africa

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
4016
Points: 
3
Day/Time: 
M 3:00 - 4:40 pm
Instructor: 
Kelly Nims

This course surveys the issues and debates in sub-Saharan Africa using contributions from theoretical approaches to anthropological research on African communities. In popular representations, Africa is frequently portrayed as a place of poverty, conflict, and dependence. In this course we will explore topics such as colonialism and post-colonialism, kinship and social organization, ethnicity and nationality, identity and ideology, education, economics and politics, religion and health from a geographically and thematically broad perspective.

Students will gain a nuanced understanding of what culture and ethnography entail for various anthropologists working in Africa. Students will be able to complicate monolithic narratives and images about Africa in anthropology, popular culture, literature, the arts, and media outlets. Students will learn how Africans are reinventing and appropriating various notions of “Africa.” Students will understand important historical moments and theoretical debates within the field of African anthropology.

Spring 2015: Education and Sustainable Development: Comparative and International Perspectives

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
ITSF 5031
Points: 
3
Day/Time: 
M 7:20 pm-9:00 pm
Instructor: 
O Pizmony-Levy

This course critically examines ESD-related policies and practices within a variety of contexts and perspectives.  Beginning with an overview of the foundations of ESD, we will explore key issues in the field: (a) the development of ESD policy in different levels (e.g., supranational, national, and subnational); (b) the links bewteen ESD and other curricular movements (e.g., environmental education, human rights education and peace education); (c) drivers and barriers that shape ESD policy/practice (e.g., environmental NGOs); and, (d) ESD "best practices" and their impact on teaching and learning. Prerequisite: ITSF 4090 or ITSF 4091

Spring 2015: Education Planning & International Education Development

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
ITSF 4094
Points: 
3
Day/Time: 
R 7:20 pm - 9:00 pm
Instructor: 
Aleesha Taylor

This course explores current discourses and trends related to education in African contexts.  Special emphasis is placed on current trends in the design and financing of education initiatives and systems.  Topics will include the impact of the Post 2015 development agenda, current trends and priorities, and innovative financing.  The roles and perspectives of major donors and international organizations such as the OECD and African Development Bank will be explored.  Students will have the opportunity to learn about current debates, analyze the impact of current initiatives and discourses, and understand emerging trends in the design, delivery, and financing of education in Africa. 

Spring 2015: Education, Conflict, Politics

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
ITSF 5029
Points: 
3
Day/Time: 
T 3:00 pm-4:40 pm
Instructor: 
S Russell

This course examines the politics of armed-conflict and peace-building, and the role of education in promoting peace or exacerbating violence in conflict-affected and post-conflict contexts.  We will investigate several of the most pressing challenges facing the various stakeholders (external actors such as international organizations, bilateral donors, and NGOs; local actors, such as governments, civil societies, and nationalist/ideological state factions) not only their influence on education systems in times of war and emerging peace but also on educational practices, policies, and curricula in conflict and post-conflict situations.

Spring 2015: Human and Social Dimensions of Peace

Call Number: 
ITSF 4603
Points: 
3
Day/Time: 
W 3:00 pm-4:40 pm
Instructor: 
Cathryn Magno

This course focuses on issues of human rights, global ethics, and various aspects of structural and cultural violence. Students are introduced to examples of nonviolent social movements and reflect on the process of peaceful transformation. Another course in human rights may be substituted for the concentration in peace education.

Spring 2015: Literacy and International Development

Call Number: 
ITSF 4013
Day/Time: 
Thursday 1:20 pm – 2:40 pm
Instructor: 
Carol Benson

This course examines common assumptions about the relationship between literacy and cognitive and/or social, political and/or economic development.

Spring 2015: Postcolonial Studies of Education

Section: 
001
Call Number: 
ITSF 5580
Points: 
3
Instructor: 
Gita Steiner-Khamsi

Prerequisites or corequisites: ITSF 4090 and ITSF 4091. This course explores the impact of missionary, colonial education, and neo-colonial education on school reform both in dependent countries and in former colonial countries.

Spring 2015: Strategic Planning Int'l National Settings

Call Number: 
ITSF 4096
Points: 
3
Day/Time: 
T 1:00 pm – 2:40 pm
Instructor: 
Mary Mendenhall

The seminar uses theories and methods of social network analysis for examining regional and global policy networks. Besides reading and discussing sociological texts and policy studies literature, we will conduct collaborative empirical analyses of policy networks and policy entrepreneurs. Willingness to conduct empirical research (content and reference analyses) is a condition for participating in this seminar.


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