Spring 2017

Five Colleges Capstone Course in African Studies

Listed in: Black Studies, as BLST-316


Rowland O. Abiodun (Section 01)
Branwen Okpako (Section 01)


 [A] The interdisciplinary Capstone Colloquium allows students to share their interests in Africa through probing readings and vibrant discussions.  Incorporating African Studies faculty from across the Five Colleges, the course explores both Western perceptions and lived experience in Africa through such themes as African Historiographies and Ethnographies; Governance and Political Conflict; Development and Environment Issues; Health and Society; African Literatures and the Arts; and Youth and Popular Culture.  Students will be asked to give a short presentation on different topics for discussion with the guests and write frequent short papers summarizing the different disciplinary approaches to the field.

Requisite: At least three Five-College courses in African Studies or permission of the instructor. Limited to 20 students. Open to juniors and seniors. Spring semester.  Professor Abiodun and Five College Africanist Faculty.

BLST 316 - L/D

Section 01
W 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM COOP 101


2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020