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AFRC 001-001 INTRO AFRICANA STUDIES JOHNSON, GRACE TR 1030AM-1200PM The aim of this course is to provide an interdisciplinary examination of the complex array of African American and other African Diaspora social practices and experiences. This class will focus on both classic texts and modern works that provide an introduction to the dynamics of African American and African Diaspora thought and practice. Topics include: What is Africana Studies?; The History Before 1492; Creating the African Diaspora After 1500; The Challenge of Freedom; Race, Gender and Class in the 20th Century; From Black Studies to Africana Studies: The Future of Africana Studies.
    Hum & Soc Sci Sector (new curriculum only) CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
    AFRC 002-401 INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY IMOAGENE, ONOSO MW 1100AM-1200PM We live in a country which places a premium on indivi dual accomplishments. Hence, all of you worked extremely hard to get into Penn. Yet, social factors also have an impact on life chance. This class provides an overview of how membership in social groups shapes the outcomes of individuals. We will look at a range of topics from the organizational factors which promoted racial inequality in Ferguson, Mo to the refusal of (mostly elite) parents to vaccinate their children. The experience of women and men in the labor market -- and the social factors that lead women to earn less than men -- is another interesting topic taken up in the course. Who gets ahead in America? Course requirements include a midterm, research paper (five to six pages), final and recitation activities. Students are not expected to have any previous knowledge of the topic. Welcome to the course!
      Society sector (all classes) SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; SOCIETY SECTOR
      AFRC 003-401 APPROACHES LITERARY STD: BLACK ART AS SURVIVAL:STORIES ON SEEKING REFUGE CHARLES, ASTRIDE
      TCHITCHIHE, MARTINE
      MW 0200PM-0330PM What does it mean to be African? What, in particular, does it mean to be "of Africa", for people who may have never been to the continent? How does diasporic African identity relate to the identity of Africans living in the continent? In this course, we will explore how Black American and Caribbean writers and filmmakers from both sides of the diaspora have used travel and immigrant narratives to call attention to affinities and differences in identification and experience. We will grapple with a series of questions about African diasporic identity. How do African authors regard members of of the Diaspora through their work? How has identification with the Diaspora transformed through literature and film over time? This course engages with music, film, and literature to explore the role that Africa has played in the diasporic imaginary. Students will interact with work from Langston Hughes, Aime Cesaire, Lorraine Hansberry, Jamaica Kincaid, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichiealong with films and contemporary music. Grading will be based primarily on oral presentations. The course is open to all students including those with no previous experience of literature.
        AFRC 006-401 RACE & ETHNIC RELATIONS KULKARNI, VANI TR 1200PM-0130PM The course will focus on race and ethnicity in the United States. We begin with a brief history of racial categorization and immigration to the U.S. The course continues by examining a number of topics including racial and ethnic identity, interracial and interethnic friendships and marriage, racial attitudes, mass media images, residential segregation, educational stratification, and labor market outcomes. The course will include discussions of African Americans, Whites, Hispanics, and Asian Americans and Multiracials.
          CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US; SENIOR ASSOCIATES
          AFRC 041-401 HOMELESSNESS & URBAN INEQUALITY CULHANE, DENNIS F 0200PM-0500PM This freshman seminar examines the homelessness problem from a variety of scientific and policy perspectives. Contemporary homelessness differs significantly from related conditions of destitute poverty during other eras of our nation's history. Advocates, researchers and policymakers have all played key roles in defining the current problem, measuring its prevalence, and designing interventions to reduce it. The first section of this course examines the definitional and measurement issues, and how they affect our understanding of the scale and composition of the problem. Explanations for homelessness have also been varied, and the second part of the course focuses on examining the merits of some of those explanations, and in particular, the role of the affordable housing crisis. The third section of the course focuses on the dynamics of homelessness, combining evidence from ethnographic studies of how people become homeless and experience homelessness, with quantitative research on the patterns of entry and exit from the condition. The final section of the course turns to the approaches taken by policymakers and advocates to address the problem, and considers the efficacy and quandaries associated with various policy strategies. The course concludes by contemplating the future of homelessness research and public policy.
            CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; FRESHMAN SEMINAR; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US; FRESHMAN SEMINAR
            AFRC 050-401 WORLD MUSICS & CULTURES SYKES, JAMES TR 1030AM-1200PM This course examines how we as consumers in the "Western" world engage with musical difference largely through the products of the global entertainment industry. We examine music cultures in contact in a variety of ways-- particularly as traditions in transformation. Students gain an understanding of traditional music as live, meaningful person-to-person music making, by examining the music in its original site of production, and then considering its transformation once it is removed, and recontextualized in a variety of ways. The purpose of the course is to enable students to become informed and critical consumers of "World Music" by telling a series of stories about particular recordings made with, or using the music of, peoples culturally and geographically distant from the US. Students come to understand that not all music downloads containing music from unfamiliar places are the same, and that particular recordings may be embedded in intriguing and controversial narratives of production and consumption. At the very least, students should emerge from the class with a clear understanding that the production, distribution, and consumption of world music is rarely a neutral process.
              Arts & Letters Sector (all classes) CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; ARTS & LETTERS SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
              AFRC 050-402 WORLD MUSICS & CULTURES MWF 1000AM-1100AM This course examines how we as consumers in the "Western" world engage with musical difference largely through the products of the global entertainment industry. We examine music cultures in contact in a variety of ways-- particularly as traditions in transformation. Students gain an understanding of traditional music as live, meaningful person-to-person music making, by examining the music in its original site of production, and then considering its transformation once it is removed, and recontextualized in a variety of ways. The purpose of the course is to enable students to become informed and critical consumers of "World Music" by telling a series of stories about particular recordings made with, or using the music of, peoples culturally and geographically distant from the US. Students come to understand that not all music downloads containing music from unfamiliar places are the same, and that particular recordings may be embedded in intriguing and controversial narratives of production and consumption. At the very least, students should emerge from the class with a clear understanding that the production, distribution, and consumption of world music is rarely a neutral process.
                Arts & Letters Sector (all classes) CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; ARTS & LETTERS SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                AFRC 056-401 SEEING/HEARING AFRICA MULLER, CAROL F 0200PM-0500PM This course begins in the regular semester--students are provided a general introduction to South African history, politics, environment, and performance through a range of resources: scholarly literature, film, music, and online resources; with particular focus on sites, communities,and events included in the two week intensive travel to South Africa (either Fall semester Intro with winter break travel; or spring semester Intro with late spring intensive travel). Students are given guidelines for writing about and representing live performances and experiences of exhibits and heritage sites. For fall/winter travel: focus is on Cape Town's New Year's Festival performed by those historically called "Cape Coloured" a Festival that makes complicated understandings of race, slavery, and transatlantic translation of borrowed culture. For the Spring/late spring travel, the destination is music festivals in mid-May. Both classes include visits to Robben island, Kirstenbosch gardens; "Cape Malay' heritage sites; travel to KwaZulu Natal, and to Johannesburg's apartheid museum, Soweto's anti apartheid destinations, the Cradle of Humankind works heritage site, a game park, and the Union Buildings in Pretoria. En route we will stop over to view Khoisan rock art.
                  AFRC 074-401 CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN LITERATURE AND FILM WOUBSHET, DAGMAWI TR 1030AM-1200PM
                    AFRC 076-401 AFRICA SINCE 1800 CASSANELLI, LEE MW 1200PM-0100PM Survey of major themes, events, and personalities in African history from the early nineteenth century through the 1960s. Topics include abolition of the slave trade, European imperialism, impact of colonial rule, African resistance, religious and cultural movements, rise of naturalism and pan-Africanism, issues of ethnicity and "tribalism" in modern Africa.
                      History & Tradition Sector (all classes) SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                      AFRC 077-401 JAZZ:STYLE & HISTORY RAMSEY, GUTHRIE TR 1200PM-0130PM This course is an exploration of the family of musical idioms called jazz. Attention will be given to issues of style development, selective musicians, and to the social and cultural conditions and the scholarly discourses that have informed the creation, dissemination and reception of this dynamic set of styles from the beginning of the 20th century to the present.
                        CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
                        AFRC 078-401 URB UNIV-COMMUNITY REL: Faculty-Student Collaborative Action Seminar in Urban Univ-Comm Relations HARKAVY, IRA W 0200PM-0500PM One of the goals of this seminar is to help students develop their capacity to solve strategic, real-world problems by working collaboratively in the classroom, on campus, and in the West Philadelphia community. Research teams help contribute to the improvement of education on campus and in the community, as well as the improvement of university-community relations. Among other responsibilities, students focus their community service on college and career readiness at West Philadelphia High School and Sayre High School. Students are typically engaged in academically based community service learning at the schools for two hours each week. A primary goal of the seminar is to help students develop proposals as to how a Penn undergraduate education might better empower students to produce, not simply "consume," societally-useful knowledge, as well as function as caring, contributing citizens of a democratic society. Please note new location of the class: The Netter Conference Room is on 111 South 38th Street, on the 2nd floor.
                          CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS; AN ACADEMICALLY BASED COMMUNITY SERV COURSE; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR
                          AFRC 120-401 SOCIAL STATISTICS CHARLES, CAMILLE MW 1000AM-1100AM This course offers a basic introduction to the application/interpretation of statistical analysis in sociology. Upon completion, you should be familiar with a variety of basic statistical techniques that allow examination of interesting social questions. We begin by learning to describe the characteristics of groups, followed by a discussion of how to examine and generalize about relationships between the characteristics of groups. Emphasis is placed on the understanding/interpretation of statistics used to describe and make generalizations about group characteristics. In addition to hand calculations, you will also become familiar with using PCs to run statistical tests.
                            SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; COLLEGE QUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS REQ.; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT; QUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS COURSE
                            AFRC 134-402 CREAT.NON-FICTION WRIT: NONFICTION NOW! CARY, LORENE W 0200PM-0500PM SPRING 2018:As children, we first begin to learn stories and myths that explain how the world works, what life means, and how we re the same and different. In this writing seminar, we will explore myths about race, class, gender, and sexuality that are embedded in the culture of ordinary life, as well as in systems of power and privilege. We ll examine how inequalities impact not only our opportunities, but also how we perceive ourselves and others. During this semester, students will learn how other writers including Frederick Douglass, Audre Lorde, Leslie Marmo Silko, Thandeka, Angela Davis, James Baldwin, Jimmy Santiago Baco, and Amy Tan have used language to help them convey who they are and how their experiences have shaped them. Throughout the semester, we also will mine a deep understanding of the art of writing. In addition to in-class exercises, meditation and movement, students will be asked to a maintain a daily practice of free-writing; writing responses (2-3 pages weekly) to assigned books, essays, stories, and documentaries; participate in workshop discussions and peer review, and write and revise three stories/essays (4-5 pages).
                              AN ACADEMICALLY BASED COMMUNITY SERV COURSE
                              AFRC 135-401 LAW & SOCIETY FETNI, HOCINE TR 0430PM-0600PM After introducing students to the major theoretical concepts concerning law and society, significant controversial societal issues that deal with law and the legal systems both domestically and internationally will be examined. Class discussions will focus on issues involving civil liberties, the organization of courts, legislatures, the legal profession and administrative agencies. Although the focus will be on law in the United States, law and society in other countries of Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America will be covered in a comparative context. Readings include research, reports, statutes and cases.
                                CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
                                AFRC 151-680 ELEMENTARY ZULU I MBEJE, AUDREY MW 0300PM-0500PM The elementary Zulu I course can be taken to fulfill a language requirement, or for linguistic preparation to do research on South Africa, Southern Africa/Africa-related topics. The course emphasizes communicative competence to enable the students to acquire linguistic and extra-linguistic skills in Zulu. The content of the course is selected from various everyday life situations to enable the students to communicate in predictable common daily settings. Culture, as it relates to language use, is also part of the course content. Students will acquire the speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills at the mid-high novice level, based on the ACTFL scale. The mid-high novice level proficiency skills that the students will acquire constitute threshold capabilities of the second semester range of proficiency to prepare students for Elementary Zulu II course materials
                                  LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                  AFRC 154-401 RACE, SPACE AND PLACE IN AMERICAN HISTORY BAY, MIA TR 0300PM-0430PM The re search seminar is taught in conjunction with various lecture courses, but it carries its own course credit. It meets for four hourse each week, replacing the recitation section normally associated with the lecture course. Students will learn to do research using primary sources.
                                    AFRC 162-680 ELEMENTARY TWI I OFOSU-DONKOH, KOBINA TR 0430PM-0630PM The Elementary Twi I course can be taken to fulfill a language requirement, or for linguistic preparation to do research on Ghana/Africa-related topics. The course emphasizes communicative competence to enable the students to acquire linguistic and extra-linguistic skills in Twi. The content of the course is selected from various everyday life situations to enable the students to communicate in predictable common daily settings. Culture, as it relates to language use, is also a part of the course content.
                                      LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                      AFRC 168-401 HIST OF AMER LAW TO 1877 BERRY, MARY TR 1030AM-1200PM The course surveys the development of law in the U.S. to 1877, including such subjects as: the evolution of the legal profession, the transformation of English law during the American Revolution, the making and implementation of the Constitution, and issues concerning business and economic development, the law of slavery, the status of women, and civil rights.
                                        CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
                                        AFRC 170-680 ELEMENTARY YORUBA I AWOYALE, YIWOLA MW 0500PM-0700PM This Elementary Yoruba I course can be taken to fulfull a language requirement, or for linguistic preparation to do research on Nigeria and the diaspora/Africa-related topics. The course emphasizes communicative competence to enable the students to acquire linguistic and extra-linguistic skills in Yoruba. The content of the course is selected from various everyday life situations to enable the students to communicate in predictable commom daily settings. Culture, as it relates to language use, is also part of the course content. Students will acquire the speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills at the mid-high novice level, based on the ACTFL scale. The mid-high novice level proficiency skills that the students will acquire constitute threshold capabilities of the second semester range of proficiency to prepare students for Elementary Yoruba II course materials.
                                          LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                          AFRC 174-401 CAPITALISM, SOCIALISM, & CRISIS IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICAS OFFNER, AMY TR 1030AM-1200PM
                                            AFRC 176-401 AFRO AMER HIST WILLIAMS, HEATHER MW 0200PM-0330PM This course will study the history of African-Americans from their first encounter with Europeans in the 16th century to their emancipation during the Civil War. This course will concentrate on the variety of black responses to capture, enslavement, and forced acculturation in the New World. the difference in the slave experience of various New World countries, and the methods of black resistance and rebellion to varied slave systems will be investigated. The nature and role of the free black communities in antebellum American will also be studied.
                                              History & Tradition Sector (all classes) HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR
                                              AFRC 180-680 ELEMENTARY SWAHILI I MSHOMBA, ELAINE TR 1200PM-0200PM The elementary Swahili course can be taken to fulfill a language requirement, or for linguistic preparation to do research on East Africa/Africa-related topics. The course emphasizes communicative compentence to enable the students to aquire linguistic and extra-linguistic skills in Swahili. The content of the course is selected from various everyday life situations to enable the students to communicate in predictable commom daily settings. Culture, as it relates to language use, is also part of the course content. Students will acquire the speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills at the mid-high novice level, based on the ACTFL scale. The mid-high level proficiency skills that the students acquire constitute threshold capabilities of the second semester range of proficiency to prepare students for Elementary Swahili II course materials.
                                                LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                AFRC 186-401 AFRICA AND THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE TR 1200PM-0130PM In its current post-colonial, post-apartheid incarnation, South Africa has become known as the Rainbow Nation: a place that encompasses all manner of diversity, situated at the meeting point of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. The site from which mankind first arose, South Africa has a long and varied history. This introductory course will trace this history in broad strokes, from pre-colonial times to the near present, focusing most attention on the period from the mineral discoveries of the late 19th century until now. Main themes will include colonial conquest and indigenous resistance, the creation of new racial and national identities, and the rise, life and demise of the aparthied state. Examining large historical processes, (often through the lens of individual lives) by way of novels, films and scholarly readings will enable a broader engagement with issues of race and racism as well as gender and generational conflicts. Course requirements will include exams and a short writing assignment.
                                                  AFRC 190-401 INTRODUCTION TO AFRICA HASTY, MARY TR 0900AM-1030AM This course provides an introduction to the study of Africa in all its diversity and complexity. Our focus is cultural, geographical, and historical: we will seek to understand Africa s current place in the world political and economic order and learn about the various social and physical factors that have influenced the historical trajectory of the continent. We study the cultural formations and empires that emerged in Africa before European colonial invasion and then how colonialism reshaped those sociocultural forms. We ll learn about the unique kinds of kinship and religion in precolonial Africa and the changes brought about by the spread of Islam and Christianity. Finally, we ll take a close look at contemporary issues such as ethnic violence, migration, popular culture and poverty, and we'll debate the various approaches to understanding those issues.
                                                    Society sector (all classes) SOCIETY SECTOR
                                                    AFRC 215-401 RELIGION & COLONIAL RULE IN AFRICA BABOU, CHEIKH R 0130PM-0430PM This course is cross listed with HIST 214 (America after 1800: Advanced Benjamin Franklin Seminar) when the subject matter is related to African, African American or African diaspora issues. See the Africana Studies Program's website at www.sas.upenn.edu/africana for a description of the current offerings.
                                                      BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR
                                                      AFRC 229-401 LAW AND SOCIAL CHANGE BERRY, MARY T 0130PM-0430PM Topics Vary. See the Africana Studies Department's course list at https://africana.sas.upenn.edu for a description of the current offering.
                                                        AFRC 229-402 CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT BAY, MIA W 0330PM-0630PM Topics Vary. See the Africana Studies Department's course list at https://africana.sas.upenn.edu for a description of the current offering.
                                                          AFRC 236-401 Abolitionism: A Global History M 0200PM-0500PM Topics vary
                                                            AFRC 240-680 ELEMENTARY AMHARIC I HAILU, YOHANNES MW 0530PM-0730PM The Elementary Amharic I course can be taken to fulfill a language requirement, or for linguistic preparation to do research on Ethiopia/Africa-related topics. The course emphasizes communicative competence to enable the students to acquire linguistic and extra-linguistic skills in Amharic. The content of the course is selected from various everyday life situations to enable the students to communicate in predictable commom daily settings. Culture, as it relates to language use, is also part of the course content. Students will acquire the speaking, listening, reading, and writting skills at the mid-high novice level, based on the ACTFL scale. The mid-high novice level proficiency skills that the students will acquire constitute threshold capabilities of the second semester range of proficiency to prepare students for Elementary Amharic II course materials.
                                                              LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                              AFRC 242-680 INTERMEDIATE AMHARIC I HAILU, YOHANNES MW 0730PM-0900PM
                                                                LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                AFRC 248-401 HAITIAN REVOLUTION FABELLA, YVONNE W 0200PM-0500PM
                                                                  AFRC 264-680 INTERMEDIATE TWI I OFOSU-DONKOH, KOBINA TR 0630PM-0800PM
                                                                    LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                    AFRC 269-401 CLASSIC AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW MW 0300PM-0400PM This course explores the creation and transformations of the American constitutional system's structures and goals from the nation's founding through the period of Progressive reforms, the rise of the Jim Crow system, and the Spanish American War. Issues include the division of powers between state and national governments, and the branches of the federal government; economic powers of private actors and government regulators; the authority of governments to enforce or transform racial and gender hierarchies; and the extent of religious and expressive freedoms and rights of persons accused of crimes. We will pay special attention to the changing role of the Supreme Court and its decisions in interpreting and shaping American constitutionalism, and we will also read legislative and executive constitutional arguments, party platforms, and other influential statements of American constitutional thought.
                                                                      SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
                                                                      AFRC 270-680 INTERMEDIATE YORUBA I AWOYALE, YIWOLA TR 0500PM-0630PM
                                                                        LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                        AFRC 274-401 FACES OF ISLAM IN AFRICA BABOU, CHEIKH TR 1030AM-1200PM This course is designed to provide the students with a broad understanding of the history of Islam in Africa. The focus will be mostly on West Africa, but we will also look at developments in other regions of the continent. We will examine the process of islamization in Africa and the interplay between Islam and the African traditional religions and customs. Topics include conversion, Islamic education and literacy, the status of women, Muslim response to European colonial domination, Islamic mysticism and the contemporary development of Sunni movements.
                                                                          CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                          AFRC 280-680 INTERMEDIATE SWAHILI I MSHOMBA, ELAINE TR 1030AM-1200PM
                                                                          F 0300PM-0400PM
                                                                          The objectives of this course are: to strengthen students' knowledge of speaking, listening, reading, and writing Swahili and to compare it with the language of the students; to learn more about the cultures of East Africa and to compare it with the culture(s) of the students; to consider the relationship between that knowledge and the knowledge of other disciplines; and using that knowledge, to unite students with communities outside of class.
                                                                            LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                            AFRC 284-680 ADVANCED SWAHILI I MSHOMBA, ELAINE TR 0900AM-1030AM
                                                                            F 0400PM-0500PM
                                                                            This is an advanced Kiswahili course which will engage learners in extended spoken and written discourse. Advanced learners of Kiswahili will listen to, read about, write, and speak on authentic video materials, contemporary novels, and newspapers. They will also participate in various discussions on cultural and political issues.
                                                                              CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                              AFRC 308-401 AMERICAN JESUS TR 0430PM-0600PM Images and beliefs about Jesus have always been a compelling part of American life. This course seeks to examine the social, political, religious and artistic ways that Jesus has been appropriated and used in American life, making him a unique figure for exploring American religious life. Special attention will be given to how Jesus is used to shape social and political concerns, including race, gender, sexuality, and culture. See the Africana Studies Department's website at https://africana.sas.upenn.edu for a description of the current offerings.
                                                                                AFRC 324-401 DRESS & FASHION IN AFRCA ALI-DINAR, ALI TR 0300PM-0430PM Throughout Africa, social and cultural identities of ethnicity, gender, generation, rank and status were conveyed in a range of personal ornamentation that reflects the variation of African cultures. The meaning of one particular item of clothing can transform completely when moved across time and space. As one of many forms of expressive culture, dress shape and give forms to social bodies. In the study of dress and fashion, we could note two distinct broad approaches, the historical and the anthropological. While the former focuses on fashion as a western system that shifted across time and space, and linked with capitalism and western modernity; the latter approach defines dress as an assemblage of modification the body. The Africanist proponents of this anthropological approach insisted that fashion is not a dress system specific to the west and not tied with the rise of capitalism. This course will focus on studying the history of African dress by discussing the forces that have impacted and influenced it overtime, such as socio-economic, colonialism, religion, aesthetics, politics, globalization, and popular culture. The course will also discuss the significance of the different contexts that impacted the choices of what constitute an appropriate attire for distinct situations. African dress in this context is not a fixed relic from the past, but a live cultural item that is influenced by the surrounding forces.
                                                                                  AFRC 325-401 AUGUST WILSON AND BEYOND BERGER, SUZANA
                                                                                  BEAVERS, HERMAN
                                                                                  M 0200PM-0500PM The purpose of this course is to engage students in the rigorous process of mining experiences for material that can be transformed into a public performance piece. In-class writing, group discussions, and field work in the Philadelphia area. AUGUST WILSON AND BEYOND. The people need to know the story. See how they fit into it. See what part they play. - August Wilson, King Hedley II. In this seminar, students will read groundbreaking playwright August Wilson's 20th Century Cycle: ten plays that form an iconic picture of African American traumas, triumphs, and traditions through the decades, told through the lens of Pittsburgh's Hill District neighborhood. Other readings include supporting material on Wilson's work and African American theatre, the works of contemporary playwrights whom Wilson has influenced (such as Suzan-Lori Parks and Tarell Alvin McCraney), and context on Penn's relationship with West Philadelphia. As an Academically Based Community Service (ABCS) course,this seminar gives students the opportunity to enhance their understanding of the plays, and history and culture that shaped them, by forming meaningful relationships with West Philadelphia residents. Wilson's plays provide the bridge between the two groups. The course culminates with students writing an original theatre piece inspired by the readings and relationships, which they will share at an end-of-semester performance.
                                                                                    CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS; CONTACT DEPT or INSTRUCTOR FOR CLASSRM INFO; AN ACADEMICALLY BASED COMMUNITY SERV COURSE; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR
                                                                                    AFRC 350-680 ADVANCED ZULU I MBEJE, AUDREY MW 1100AM-1230PM
                                                                                      CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                      AFRC 362-680 ADVANCED TWI I OFOSU-DONKOH, KOBINA TBA TBA-
                                                                                        CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                        AFRC 387-401 BLK FEMINIST APPROACHES: BLACK FEMINIST APPROACHES TO HISTORY AND MEMORY JOHNSON, GRACE R 0130PM-0430PM Topics vary: Black Feminist Approaches to History & Memory - The term black feminism emerged in public discourse amid the social, political, and cultural turbulence of the 1960s. The roots of black feminism, however, are much older, easily reaching back to the work of black women abolitionists and social critics of the nineteenth century. The concept continued to grow and evolve in the work of twentieth century black women writers, journalists, activists, and educators as they sought to document black women's lives. Collectively, their work established black feminism as a political practice dedicated to the equality of all people. More recently, black feminism has been deployed as a tool for theoretical and scholarly analysis that is characterized by an understanding that race, class, gender, and sexuality are inextricably interconnected. Using materials such as slave narratives, social criticism, and archival sources, this course will explore the theoretical and practical applications of black feminist thought in nineteenth and twentieth century North American culture and politics. In particular, we will consider the symbols and practices (storytelling, myth-making, art, archival research) that black women use to document lives. We will ask: how do these methods of documentation inform our understanding of the past and the production of historical knowledge? How can we understand black feminism as both theory and practice? And what are the implications of black feminist approaches for current research and scholarship? We will give particular attention to concepts such as gender, race, memory, the archive, and embodied knowledge to complicate our understanding of historical documentation, epistemology, and authenticity. The course material will include scholarship by Harriet Jacobs, Audre Lorde, Saidiya Hartman, Hazel Carby, Hershini Young, Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Toni Morrison, and others. (Image: From In Praise of Shadows, Kara Walker (2009). See the Africana Studies Department's website at https://africana.sas.upenn.edu for a description of the current offerings.
                                                                                          AFRC 400-401 BLACKS IN AMERICAN FILM AND TELEVISION BOGLE, DONALD M 0500PM-0800PM This course is an examination and analysis of the changing images and achievements of African Americans in motion pictures and television. The first half of the course focuses on African-American film images from the early years of D.W. Griffith's "renegade bucks" in The Birth of a Nation (1915); to the comic servants played by Steppin Fetchit, Hattie McDaniel, and others during the Depression era; to the post-World War II New Negro heroes and heroines of Pinky (1949) and The Defiant Ones (1958); to the rise of the new movement of African American directors such as Spike Lee (Do the Right Thing), Julie Dash (Daughters of the Dust), Charles Burnett, (To Sleep With Anger) and John Singleton (Boyz N the Hood). The second half explores television images from the early sitcoms "Amos 'n Andy" and "Beulah" to the "Cosby Show," "Fresh Prince of Bel Air," and "Martin." Foremost this course will examine Black stereotypes in American films and television--and the manner in which those stereotypes have reflected national attitudes and outlooks during various historical periods. The in-class screenings and discussions will include such films as Show Boat (1936), the independently produced "race movies" of the 1930s and 1940s, Cabin in the Sky (1943), The Defiant Ones (1958), Imitation of Life (the 1959 remake) & Super Fly (1972).
                                                                                            CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
                                                                                            AFRC 420-601 The US and Human Rights: Policies and Practices FETNI, HOCINE M 0630PM-0930PM Topics vary. See the Africana Studies Department's course list at https://africana.sas.upenn.edu for a description of the current offering. Fall 2017:After an examination of the philosophical, legal, and political perspectives on Human Rights, this course will focus on US policies and practices relevant to Human Rights. Toward that end, emphasis will be placed on both the domestic and the international aspects of Human Rights as reflected in US policies and practices. Domestically, the course will discuss (1) the process of incorporating the International Bill of Human Rights into the American legal system and (2) the US position on and practices regarding the political, civil, economic, social, and cultural rights of minorities and various other groups within the US. Internationally, the course will examine US Human Rights policies toward Africa. Specific cases of Rwanda, Kenya, South Africa and Egypt, as well as other cases from the continent, will be presented in the assessment of US successes and failures in the pursuit of its Human Rights strategy in Africa. Readings will include research papers, reports, statutes, treaties, and cases.
                                                                                              CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
                                                                                              AFRC 436-401 LOVE,ANGER,MADNESS: Love, Anger, Madness: History and Silences in Modern Haiti JOHNSON, GRACE R 0130PM-0430PM On the stage of modern world history, Haiti plays the unique role as both the exceptionally victorious and tragic character. This course interrogates archival documents, oral histories, historical texts, and prose created within the nation and her diaspora in order to establish a nuanced image of the projection of Haiti's modern history. Using two classic Haitian texts, Marie Vieux-Chauvet's Love, Anger, Madness (1968) and Michel-Rolph Trouillot's Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995),this course examines how, why,and to what end Haiti's history and popular narratives about the country have served to construct and dismantle global movements, popular culture, and meanings of race, gender, and citizenship in the Americas. In our historical examination, we will question some of the iconic representations of Haiti through literature that deepen the affective historical profile of Haiti with interrogations of culture, sexuality, political, and media performance. Students will become familiar with the post -colonial history of Haiti and the region, meanings of race, and the production of history. The course is a research and historical methods seminar. Students will conduct archival research and write narratives from primary source material. This course qualifies as a "methods" course for Africana Studies undergraduate majors and minors.
                                                                                                AFRC 480-601 LIBERATION & OWNERSHIP LAMAS, ANDREW M 0500PM-0800PM Who is going to own what we all have a part of creating? The history of the Americas, and of all peoples everywhere, is an evolving answer to the question of ownership. Ownership is about: the ties that bind and those that separate; production, participation, and control; the creation of community and the imposition of hierarchies--racial, sexual, and others; dreams of possessing and the burdens of debt and ecological despoliation; dependency and the slave yearning to breathe free. Of all the issues relevant to democracy, oppression, injustice, and inequality, ownership is arguably the most important and least understood. Utilizing a variety of disciplinary perspectives--with a particular emphasis on radical and critical theories of liberation, and by focusing on particular global sites and processes of capitalism, students will assess and refine their views regarding ownership and liberation in light of their own social, political, religious, aesthetic, and ethical commitments.
                                                                                                  CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
                                                                                                  AFRC 481-640 LEARNING: JAMES BALDWIN WATTERSON, KATHRYN R 0530PM-0810PM James Baldwin, one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, spoke to the issues of his times as well as to our own. This class will examine the intellectual legacy that Baldwin left to present day writers such as Toni Morrison, Charles Johnson, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Thulani Davis, Caryl Phillips and others. We will spend time reading and discussing Baldwin s novels, short stories, plays and essays. In doing so, we will be considering the complex assumptions and negotiations that we make in our day-to-day lives around our identities and experiences built upon gender, sexual preference, the social-constructs called race, and more. James Baldwin s life and work will be the touchstone that grounds our discussions. We will read Go Tell It on the Mountain, Another Country, The Fire Next Time, and Giovanni s Room and see films ( The Price of the Ticket and The Murder of Emmett Till ). We ll also read commentary on his work. Students will research subjects of their own choosing about Baldwin s life and art. For example, they may focus on the shaping influences of Pentecostalism; segregation; racism; homophobia; exile in Paris; the Civil Rights Movement; Black Power, Baldwin s faith, or his return to America
                                                                                                    AFRC 509-401 READING ARABIC MANUSCRPT ALI-DINAR, ALI W 0300PM-0600PM Arabic language is used by many societies not only in communication but also in correspondence and in documenting the affairs of their daily lives. Arabic script is adopted by many groups whose native languages are not Arabic, in writing their languages before some moved to the Roman alphabet. In many historical documents specific style of writing and handwriting are dominant. This specificity is influenced by the dialectical variations, the historical development of each region and the level of Arabic literacy and use. The aims of this course which will focus on the Arabic writing tradition of Africa and the Middle East are as follows: (1) Reading and interpreting hand-written Arabic documents from Africa and the Middle East with focus on different historical eras. (2) In-depth understanding of the historical and language contexts of the selected documents. (3) Examining different handwriting styles that are in vogue in Africa and the Middle East.
                                                                                                      AFRC 540-680 ELEMENTARY AMHARIC I HAILU, YOHANNES MW 0530PM-0730PM An introductory course for students with no previous knowledge of Amharic. Amharic belongs to the southern branch of Hemeto-Semitic languages which is also referred to as "Afrasian." Amharic is the official language of Ethiopia and is spoken by 14 million native Amharas and by approximately 19 million of the other ethnic groups in Ethiopia. The goals of this course are to introduce students to the culture, customs, and traditions of the Amharas. Students will develop communicative skills through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
                                                                                                        LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                        AFRC 543-680 INTERMEDIATE AMHARIC I HAILU, YOHANNES MW 0730PM-0900PM Offered through the Penn Language Center
                                                                                                          LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                          AFRC 548-680 ADVANCED AMHARIC ZEMICHAEL, ERMIAS TR 0700PM-0830PM An advanced Amharic course that will further sharpen the students' knowledge of the Amharic language and the culture of the Amharas. The learners communicative skills will be further developed through listening, speaking, reading and wwriting. There will also be discussions on cultural and political issues.
                                                                                                            CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                            AFRC 563-401 OLD EGYPTIAN SILVERMAN, DAVID TR 1200PM-0130PM
                                                                                                              AFRC 572-401 COLONIAL/POSTCOLONIAL FICTION AND FILM BARNARD, RITA R 0900AM-1200PM This course is based on a selection of representative texts written in English, as well as a few texts in English translation. It involves, a study of themes relating to social change and the persistence of cultural traditions, followed by an attempt at sketching the emergence of literary tradition by identifying some of the formal conventions of established writers in their use of old forms and experiments with new. See the Department's website at www.africana.upenn.edu for a complete description of the current offerings.
                                                                                                                AFRC 573-640 MLA PROSEMINAR: FAKE SHAW, GWENDOLYN W 0500PM-0800PM Topic varies.
                                                                                                                  AFRC 575-401 PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL INTERACTIONS WITH BLACK MALES CARTER, ROBERT
                                                                                                                  STEVENSON, HOWARD
                                                                                                                  CANCELED This course is designed to introduce students to innovative approaches to the psychology of education, especially with regard to populations from at-risk contexts, sociocultural dimensions of education, and social-emotional learning.
                                                                                                                    CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
                                                                                                                    AFRC 640-301 PROSEMINAR IN AFRICANA STUDIES BEAVERS, HERMAN W 0200PM-0500PM This course focuses on the historical and cultural relationship between Africans and their descendants abroad.
                                                                                                                      AFRC 710-401 FASCISM AND RACISM: A LOVE STORY HANCHARD, MICHAEL W 1000AM-0100PM This course provides the opportunity for students to investigate the relationship between the emergence of African peoples as historical subjects and their location within specific geopolitical and economic circumstances. Topics vary. FALL 2017: FASCISM AND RACISM: A LOVE STORY- What is the relationship between fascism and racism in modern politics, and how have black political thinkers and organizations understood this relationship? This graduate level course is designed to familiarize students with the historical and contemporary literature on fascism as a phenomena of modern politics, and the importance of racial politics and ideologies to its constitution. Students will become familiar with the contributions of Black political actors, organizations and thinkers in Europe, Africa, Asia and the New World to fascism's defeat in the 1920's and 1930's, as well as more contemporary efforts to curb more contemporary fascist movements, regimes and aesthetics in late modernity. Antonio Gramsci, Robert Paxton, Michael Mann, C.L.R. James, George Padmore, Aime Cesaire, Suzanne Cesaire and Hannah Arendt are among the thinkers, theorists and activists students will encounter in this course. The overarching aim of his course is to identify fascism in both historical and contemporary contexts as a very specific form of political organization and rule, and its interrelationship with racism, nationalism and xenophobia.
                                                                                                                        UNDERGRADUATES NEED PERMISSION
                                                                                                                        AFRC 723-401 MULTICULTURAL ISSUES IN EDUCATION GADSDEN, VIVIAN CANCELED This course examines critical issues, problems, and perspectives in multicultural education. Intended to focus on access to literacy and educational opportunity, the course will engage class members in discussions around a variety of topics in educational practice, research, and policy. Specifically, the course will (1) review theoretical frameworks in multicultural education, (2) analyze the issues of race, racism, and culture in historical and contemporary perspectives, and (3) identify obstacles to participation in the educational process by diverse cultural and ethnic groups. Students will be required to complete field experiences and classroom activities that enable them to reflect on their own belief systems, practices, and educational experiences.
                                                                                                                          AFRC 740-401 RES SEM IN MIDDLE EAST: RACE & SLAVERY IN MID EA TROUTT POWELL, EVE R 0130PM-0430PM
                                                                                                                            AFRC 770-401 NEW DIRECTIONS IN BLACK THOUGHT AND LITERATURE WOUBSHET, DAGMAWI
                                                                                                                            CRAWFORD, MARGO
                                                                                                                            W 0300PM-0600PM How does Elizabeth Alexanders poem Praise Song for the Day, written for the inauguration of Barack Obama, relate to Amiri Barakas 9/11 poem Somebody Blew America? This seminar will explore the unnaming and experimentation that shape African American literature and theory in the early years of the 21st century. frameworks of the seminar will include the post-9/11 novel, the poetics of the black, black abstraction, twenty-first century practices of the black diaspora Age of Obama turn to the satirical. Critical texts such as How to See a Work Total Darkness and Abstractionist Aesthetics will be as central as cutting edgesuch as The Psychic Hold of Slavery and signature essays such as On Failing to the Past Present. This course will focus on the new literary voices that have the 21st century and, also, writers whose 21st century art is the late stage ofliterary trajectory. Special attention will be given to Toni Morrison, Colson Whitehead,Octavia Butler, Claudia Rankine, Mat Johnson, and Paul Beatty.
                                                                                                                              AFST 150-680 ELEMENTARY ZULU I MBEJE, AUDREY MW 0300PM-0500PM The elementary Zulu I course can be taken to fulfill a language requirement, or for linguistic preparation to do research on South Africa, Southern Africa/Africa-related topics. The course emphasizes communicative competence to enable the students to acquire linguistic and extra-linguistic skills in Zulu. The content of the course is selected from various everyday life situations to enable the students to communicate in predictable common daily settings. Culture, as it relates to language use, is also part of the course content. Students will acquire the speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills at the mid-high novice level, based on the ACTFL scale. The mid-high novice level proficiency skills that the students will acquire constitute threshold capabilities of the second semester range of proficiency to prepare students for Elementary Zulu II course materials.
                                                                                                                                LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                AFST 160-680 ELEMENTARY TWI I OFOSU-DONKOH, KOBINA TR 0430PM-0630PM The Elementary Twi I course can be taken to fulfill a language requirement, or for linguistic preparation to do research on Ghana/Africa-related topics. The course emphasizes communicative competence to enable the students to acquire linguistic and extra-linguistic skills in Twi. The content of the course is selected from various everyday life situations to enable the students to communicate in predictable common daily settings. Culture, as it relates to language use, is also a part of the course content. Students will acquire the speaking, listening, reading and writing skills at the mid-high novice level, based on the ACTFL scale. The mid-high novice level proficiency skills that the students will acquire constitute threshold capabilities of the second semester range of proficiency to prepare students for Elementary Twi II course materials.
                                                                                                                                  LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                  AFST 170-680 ELEMENTARY YORUBA I AWOYALE, YIWOLA MW 0500PM-0700PM The Elementary Yoruba I course can be taken to fulfill a language requirement, or for linguistic preparation to do research on Nigeria and the diaspora/Africa-related topics. The course emphasizes communicative competence to enable the students to acquire linguistic and extra-linguistic skills in Yoruba. The content of the course is selected from various everyday life situations to enable the students to communicate in predictable common daily settings. Culture, as it relates to language use, is also part of the course content. Students will acquire the speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills at the mid-high novice level, based on the ACTFL scale. The mid-high novice level proficiency skills that the students will acquire constitute threshold capabilibilities of the second semester range of proficiency to prepare students for Elementary Yoruba II course materials.
                                                                                                                                    LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                    AFST 180-680 ELEMENTARY SWAHILI I MSHOMBA, ELAINE TR 1200PM-0200PM The Elementary Swahili I course can be taken to fulfill a language requirement, or for linguistic preparation to do research on East Africa/Africa-related topics. The course emphasizes communicative compentence to enable the students to acquire linguistic and extra-linguistic skills in Swahili. The content of the course is selected from various everyday life situations to enable the students to communicate in predictable common daily settings. Culture, as it relates to language use, is also part of the course content. Students will acquire the speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills at the mid-high novice level, based on the ACTFL scale. The mid-high level proficiency skills that the students will acquire constitute threshold capabilities of the second semester range of proficiency to prepare students for Elementary Swahili II course materials.
                                                                                                                                      LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                      AFST 240-680 ELEMENTARY AMHARIC I HAILU, YOHANNES MW 0530PM-0730PM The Elementary Amharic I course can be taken to fulfill a language requirement, or for linguistic preparation to do research on Ethiopia/Africa-related topics. The course emphasizes communicative competence to enable the students to acquire linguistic and extra-linguistic skills in Amharic. The content of the course is selected from various everyday life situations to enable the students to communicate in predictable common daily settings. Culture, as it relates to language use, is also part of the course content. Students will acquire the speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills at the mid-high novice level, based on the ACTFL scale. The mid-high novice level proficiency skills that the students will acquire constitute threshold capabilities of the second semester range of proficiency to prepare students for Elementary Amharic II course materials.
                                                                                                                                        LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                        AFST 242-680 INTERMEDIATE AMHARIC I HAILU, YOHANNES MW 0730PM-0900PM
                                                                                                                                          PRIOR LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                          AFST 247-680 ADVANCED AMHARIC: ADVANCED AMHARIC PART I ZEMICHAEL, ERMIAS TR 0700PM-0830PM An advanced Amharic course that will further sharpen the students' knowledge of the Amharic language and the culture of the Amharas. The learners communicative skills will be further developed through listening, speaking, reading and writing. There will also be discussions on cultural and political issues.
                                                                                                                                            CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                            AFST 250-680 INTERMEDIATE ZULU I MBEJE, AUDREY TR 0300PM-0430PM
                                                                                                                                              PRIOR LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                              AFST 262-680 INTERMEDIATE TWI I OFOSU-DONKOH, KOBINA TR 0630PM-0800PM
                                                                                                                                                PRIOR LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                AFST 270-680 INTERMEDIATE YORUBA I AWOYALE, YIWOLA TR 0500PM-0630PM
                                                                                                                                                  PRIOR LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                  AFST 280-680 INTERMEDIATE SWAHILI I MSHOMBA, ELAINE TR 1030AM-1200PM
                                                                                                                                                  F 0300PM-0400PM
                                                                                                                                                  The objectives of this course are: to strengthen students' knowledge of speaking, listening, reading, and writing Swahili and to compare it with the language of the students; to learn more about the cultures of East Africa and to compare it with the culture(s) of the students; to consider the relationship between that knowledge and the knowledge of other disciplines; and using that knowledge, to unite students with communities outside of class.
                                                                                                                                                    PRIOR LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                    AFST 284-680 ADVANCED SWAHILI I MSHOMBA, ELAINE TR 0900AM-1030AM
                                                                                                                                                    F 0400PM-0500PM
                                                                                                                                                    This is an advanced Kiswahili course which will engage learners in extended spoken and written discourse. Advanced learners of Kiswahili will listen to, read about, write and speak on authentic video materials, contemporary novels, and newspapers. They will also participate in various discussions on cultural and political issues.
                                                                                                                                                      CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                                                      AFST 350-680 ADVANCED ZULU I MBEJE, AUDREY MW 1100AM-1230PM
                                                                                                                                                        CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                        AFST 362-680 ADVANCED TWI I OFOSU-DONKOH, KOBINA TBA TBA-
                                                                                                                                                          CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                          AFST 370-680 ADVANCED YORUBA I AWOYALE, YIWOLA TR 0730PM-0900PM
                                                                                                                                                            CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                            AFST 470-680 TWI LANGUAGE & CULTURE I OFOSU-DONKOH, KOBINA TBA TBA-
                                                                                                                                                              AFST 484-680 SWAHILI LANG & CULTURE I MSHOMBA, ELAINE TBA TBA- This course taught in Swahili will focus on reading/writing skills and speaking/listening skills as well as structural and cultural information. The course will be structured around three thematic units: History, Politics, and Education. The course will provide background on the Swahili-speaking world: Who were the first Swahili speakers and what varieties of the language did they speak? How did Swahili spread from the coast to other Swahili-speaking areas as far inland as Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo? Swahili is a lingua franca and has importance in the spread of religion and trade movements. Influences of other languages on Swahili and influences of Swahili on local languages will be discussed. Political and educational systems will be discussed as well.
                                                                                                                                                                CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; PENN LANGUAGE CENTER PERMISSION NEEDED; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                AFST 486-680 YORUBA LANG & CULTURE I AWOYALE, YIWOLA T 0300PM-0430PM
                                                                                                                                                                R 0300PM-0430PM
                                                                                                                                                                  CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                  AFST 490-680 MALAGASY -AFR LG ELEM I TR 0700PM-0900PM The main objective of this course is to allow students to study an African language of their choice, depending on the availability of the instructor. The course will provide students with linquistics tools which will facilitate their research work in the target country. Cultural aspects of the speakers of the language will be introduced and reinforced.
                                                                                                                                                                    LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                    AFST 490-681 AFR LANG TUTORIAL:ELEM I: IGBO-AFR LANG ELEM I NWADIORA, CHIKA TR 0500PM-0700PM The main objective of this course is to allow students to study an African language of their choice, depending on the availability of the instructor. The course will provide students with linquistics tools which will facilitate their research work in the target country. Cultural aspects of the speakers of the language will be introduced and reinforced.
                                                                                                                                                                      LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                      AFST 490-682 WOLOF-AFR LANG ELEM I THIOUNE, MBACKE MW 0600PM-0800PM The main objective of this course is to allow students to study an African language of their choice, depending on the availability of the instructor. The course will provide students with linquistics tools which will facilitate their research work in the target country. Cultural aspects of the speakers of the language will be introduced and reinforced.
                                                                                                                                                                        LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                        AFST 490-683 AFR LANG TUTORIAL:ELEM I: TIGRINYA - ELEM I ZEMICHAEL, ERMIAS TR 0500PM-0700PM The main objective of this course is to allow students to study an African language of their choice, depending on the availability of the instructor. The course will provide students with linquistics tools which will facilitate their research work in the target country. Cultural aspects of the speakers of the language will be introduced and reinforced.
                                                                                                                                                                          LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                          AFST 490-684 MALAGASY -AFR LG ELEM I TR 0500PM-0700PM The main objective of this course is to allow students to study an African language of their choice, depending on the availability of the instructor. The course will provide students with linquistics tools which will facilitate their research work in the target country. Cultural aspects of the speakers of the language will be introduced and reinforced.
                                                                                                                                                                            LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                            AFST 490-687 MANDING - ELEM I DONALDSON, COLEMAN CANCELED The main objective of this course is to allow students to study an African language of their choice, depending on the availability of the instructor. The course will provide students with linquistics tools which will facilitate their research work in the target country. Cultural aspects of the speakers of the language will be introduced and reinforced.
                                                                                                                                                                              AFST 490-688 CHICHEWA-AFR LANG ELEM I MWAYA, MONDA TR 0630PM-0830PM The main objective of this course is to allow students to study an African language of their choice, depending on the availability of the instructor. The course will provide students with linquistics tools which will facilitate their research work in the target country. Cultural aspects of the speakers of the language will be introduced and reinforced.
                                                                                                                                                                                AFST 492-680 MALAGASY - AFR LG INT I ALDOUS, TRAVIS MW 0500PM-0700PM Intermediate level courses in a variety of African languages: Igbo, Shona, Wolof, Malagasy, Chichewa, Setswana, Manding, Afrikaans, Setswana. Focus on oral proficiency and productive language skills. All course are langauge specfic and follow ACTFL proficiency guidelines.
                                                                                                                                                                                  LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                                  AFST 492-681 AFR LANG TUTOR: INTERM I: IGBO-AFR LANG INTER I NWADIORA, CHIKA TR 0700PM-0830PM Intermediate level courses in a variety of African languages: Igbo, Shona, Wolof, Malagasy, Chichewa, Setswana, Manding, Afrikaans, Setswana. Focus on oral proficiency and productive language skills. All course are langauge specfic and follow ACTFL proficiency guidelines.
                                                                                                                                                                                    LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                                    AFST 492-682 WOLOF - AFR LANG INTER I THIOUNE, MBACKE MW 0500PM-0630PM Intermediate level courses in a variety of African languages: Igbo, Shona, Wolof, Malagasy, Chichewa, Setswana, Manding, Afrikaans, Setswana. Focus on oral proficiency and productive language skills. All course are langauge specfic and follow ACTFL proficiency guidelines.
                                                                                                                                                                                      LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                                      AFST 492-683 TIGRINYA - INTERM I ZEMICHAEL, ERMIAS TR 0730PM-0900PM Intermediate level courses in a variety of African languages: Igbo, Shona, Wolof, Malagasy, Chichewa, Setswana, Manding, Afrikaans, Setswana. Focus on oral proficiency and productive language skills. All course are langauge specfic and follow ACTFL proficiency guidelines.
                                                                                                                                                                                        LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                                        AFST 492-686 MALAGASY - AFR LG INT I ALDOUS, TRAVIS MW 0700PM-0900PM Intermediate level courses in a variety of African languages: Igbo, Shona, Wolof, Malagasy, Chichewa, Setswana, Manding, Afrikaans, Setswana. Focus on oral proficiency and productive language skills. All course are langauge specfic and follow ACTFL proficiency guidelines.
                                                                                                                                                                                          LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                                          AFST 492-687 SETSWANA-AFR LG INTER I TBA TBA- Intermediate level courses in a variety of African languages: Igbo, Shona, Wolof, Malagasy, Chichewa, Setswana, Manding, Afrikaans, Setswana. Focus on oral proficiency and productive language skills. All course are langauge specfic and follow ACTFL proficiency guidelines.
                                                                                                                                                                                            AFST 492-688 CHICHEWA - INTER II MWAYA, MONDA MW 0600PM-0730PM Intermediate level courses in a variety of African languages: Igbo, Shona, Wolof, Malagasy, Chichewa, Setswana, Manding, Afrikaans, Setswana. Focus on oral proficiency and productive language skills. All course are langauge specfic and follow ACTFL proficiency guidelines.
                                                                                                                                                                                              LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                                              AFST 494-680 AFR LANG TUTOR: ADV I TBA TBA- Language specific sections for students interested in doing country-specific research in a target language. Courses cover project-based skills for AFST research.
                                                                                                                                                                                                PENN LANGUAGE CENTER PERMISSION NEEDED; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                AFST 494-681 IGBO-AFR LANG ADV I NWADIORA, CHIKA TR 0700PM-0900PM Language specific sections for students interested in doing country-specific research in a target language. Courses cover project-based skills for AFST research.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; PENN LANGUAGE CENTER PERMISSION NEEDED; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                  AFST 494-682 WOLOF-AFR LANG ADV I THIOUNE, MBACKE TBA TBA- Language specific sections for students interested in doing country-specific research in a target language. Courses cover project-based skills for AFST research.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; PENN LANGUAGE CENTER PERMISSION NEEDED; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                    AFST 494-683 TIGRINYA-AFR LANG ADV I ZEMICHAEL, ERMIAS TBA TBA- Language specific sections for students interested in doing country-specific research in a target language. Courses cover project-based skills for AFST research.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; PENN LANGUAGE CENTER PERMISSION NEEDED; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                      AFST 494-684 MALAGASY - ADV I TBA TBA- Language specific sections for students interested in doing country-specific research in a target language. Courses cover project-based skills for AFST research.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        AFST 494-686 AFRIKAANS-AFR LANG ADV I TBA TBA- Language specific sections for students interested in doing country-specific research in a target language. Courses cover project-based skills for AFST research.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; PENN LANGUAGE CENTER PERMISSION NEEDED; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                          AFST 494-687 MANINKA-AFR LANG ADV I TBA TBA- Language specific sections for students interested in doing country-specific research in a target language. Courses cover project-based skills for AFST research.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                                                                            AFST 496-680 TIGRINYA LANG AND CULT ZEMICHAEL, ERMIAS TBA TBA- Aspects of the targeted language's history, language, and culture.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; PENN LANGUAGE CENTER PERMISSION NEEDED; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                              AFST 496-681 IGBO LANG & CULTURE I NWADIORA, CHIKA TBA TBA- Aspects of the targeted language's history, language, and culture.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; PENN LANGUAGE CENTER PERMISSION NEEDED; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                AFST 517-680 ELEMENTARY YORUBA I AWOYALE, YIWOLA MW 0500PM-0700PM This is an introductory course in Yoruba whose goals are to introduce students to the history, geographical location of the people who speak Yoruba, their culture, customs, and traditions; and, to enable students to develop communicative skills through listening, speaking, reading and writing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AFST 529-680 INTERMEDIATE YORUBA I AWOYALE, YIWOLA TR 0500PM-0630PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AFST 540-680 ELEMENTARY AMHARIC I HAILU, YOHANNES MW 0530PM-0730PM An introductory course for students with no previous knowledge of Amharic. Amharic belongs to the southern branch of Hemeto-Semitic languages which is also referred to as "Afrasian." Amharic is the official language of Ethiopia and is spoken by 14 million native Amharas and by approximately 18 million of the other ethic groups in Ethiopia. The goals of this course are to introduce students to the culture, customs, and traditions of the Amharas. Students will develop communicative skills through listening, speaking, reading and writing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AFST 543-680 INTERMEDIATE AMHARIC I HAILU, YOHANNES MW 0730PM-0900PM Offered through Penn Language Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        AFST 547-680 ADVANCED AMHARIC: ADVANCED AMHARIC PART I ZEMICHAEL, ERMIAS TR 0700PM-0830PM An advanced Amharic course that will further sharpen the students' knowledge of the Amharic language and the culture of the Amharas. The learners communicative skills will be further developed through listening, speaking, reading and wwriting. There will also be discussions on cultural and political issues.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AFST 548-680 SUDANESE ARABIC I ALI-DINAR, ALI TBA TBA- Sudan is a country with a rich history and diverse cultures and people. Sudan is surrounded by nine countries. Two of Sudan's neighbors have Arabic as their official language (Egypt & Libya). While in neighboring Chad and Eritrea, Arabic is widely spoken. The only barrier that divides Sudan from Arabia is the Red Sea. Arabic is the official language of the Sudan, and Sudanese pidgin Arabic (Juba Arabic) is widely used in the southern part of the country. Sudanese colloquial Arabic has close resemblance to Egyptian Colloquial Arabic and to Classical Arabic. Sudanese colloquial Arabic is also spoken and is intelligible in Eritrea, Chad, Nigeria and many places in West Africa. This course will focus on speaking, listening, reading, & writing Sudanese Arabic through the followings: 1- Speaking: Conversing in Sudanese Arabic in various settings. 2- Reading & Writing: Reading and writing of Sudanese Arabic Texts. 3- Listening: Listening to various audio recordings of Sudanese Arabic in different forms and settings.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            AFST 550-680 ELEMENTARY ZULU I MBEJE, AUDREY MW 0300PM-0500PM The elementary Zulu I course can be taken to fulfill a language requirement, or for linguistic preparation to do research on South Africa, Southern Africa/Africa-related topics. The course emphasizes communicative competence to enable the students to acquire linguistic and extra-linguistic skills in Zulu. The content of the course is selected from various everyday life situations to enable the students to communicate in predictable common daily settings. Culture, as it relates to language use, is also part of the course content. Students will acquire the speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills a the mid-high novice level, based on the ACTFL scale. The mid-high novice levelproficiency skills that the students will acquire constitute threshold capabilities of the second semester range of proficiency to prepare students for Elementary Zulu II course materials.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              AFST 552-680 INTERMEDIATE ZULU I MBEJE, AUDREY TR 0300PM-0430PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                AFST 554-680 ADVANCED ZULU I MBEJE, AUDREY MW 1100AM-1230PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AFST 562-680 ELEMENTARY TWI I OFOSU-DONKOH, KOBINA TR 0430PM-0630PM The Elementary Twi I course can be taken to fulfill a language requirement, or for linguistic preparation to do research on Ghana/Africa-related topics. The course emphasizes communicative competence to enable the students to acquire linguistic and extra-linguistic skills in Twi. The content of the course is selected from various everyday life situations to enable the students to communicate in predictable common daily settings. Culture, as it relates to language use, is also a part of the course content. Students will acquire the speaking, listening, reading and writing skills at the mid-high novice level, based on the ACTFL scale. The mid-high novice level proficiency skills that the students will acquire constitute threshold capabilities of the second semester range of proficiency to prepare students for Elementary Twi II course materials.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AFST 566-680 INTERMEDIATE TWI I OFOSU-DONKOH, KOBINA TR 0630PM-0800PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AFST 568-680 ADVANCED TWI I OFOSU-DONKOH, KOBINA TBA TBA-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        AFST 580-680 ELEMENTARY SWAHILI I MSHOMBA, ELAINE TR 1200PM-0200PM Beginning level of Swahili which provides training and practice in speaking, reading and writing with initial emphasis on speaking and listening. Basic grammar, vocabulary and cultural skills learned gradually with priority on the spoken language. Especially during the second term, folktales, other texts and films will be used to help introduce important aspects of Swahili culture.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AFST 582-680 INTERMEDIATE SWAHILI I MSHOMBA, ELAINE TR 1030AM-1200PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          F 0300PM-0400PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            AFST 584-680 ADVANCED SWAHILI I MSHOMBA, ELAINE TR 0900AM-1030AM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            F 0400PM-0500PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This is an advanced Kiswahili course which will engage learners in extended spoken and written discourse. Advanced learners of Kiswahili will listen to, read about, write and speak on authentic video materials, contemporary novels, and newspapers. They will also participate in various discussions on cultural and political issues.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              AFST 587-680 ADVANCED YORUBA I AWOYALE, YIWOLA TR 0730PM-0900PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                AFST 590-680 SWAHILI LANG & CULTURE I MSHOMBA, ELAINE TBA TBA- This course taught in Swahili will focus on reading/writing skills and speaking/listening skills as well as structural and cultural information. The course will be structured around three thematic units: History, Politics, and Education. The course will provide background on the Swahili-speaking world: Who were the first Swahili speakers and what varieties of the language did they speak? How did Swahili spread from the coast to other Swahili-speaking areas as far inland as Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo? Swahili is a lingua franca and has importance in the spread of religion and trade movements. Influences of other languages on Swahili and influences of Swahili on local languages will be discussed. Political and educational systems will be discussed as well.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AFST 594-682 WOLOF-AFR LANG ELEM I THIOUNE, MBACKE MW 0600PM-0800PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AFST 594-684 MALAGASY -AFR LG ELEM I TR 0500PM-0700PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AFST 594-687 MANINKA - AFR LG ELEM I DONALDSON, COLEMAN CANCELED
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        AFST 596-682 WOLOF - AFR LANG INTER I THIOUNE, MBACKE MW 0500PM-0630PM Intermediate level courses in a variety of African languages: Igbo, Shona, WoloWololof, Malagasy, Chichewa, Setswana, Manding, Afrikaans, Setswana. on oral proficiency and productive language skills. All course are langauge specfic and follow ACTFL proficiency guidelines.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT; LANGUAGE SKILLS COURSE; THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AFST 596-687 SETSWANA-AFR LG INTER I TBA TBA- Intermediate level courses in a variety of African languages: Igbo, Shona, WoloWololof, Malagasy, Chichewa, Setswana, Manding, Afrikaans, Setswana. on oral proficiency and productive language skills. All course are langauge specfic and follow ACTFL proficiency guidelines.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            AFST 598-687 MANINKA-AFR LANG ADV I TBA TBA- Language specific sections for students interested in doing country-specific research in a target language. Courses cover project-based skills for AFST research.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              AFST 599-007 AFR LANG TUTOR: ADV II Continuation of AFST 598.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                AFST 649-680 AMHARIC LANG & CULTURE ZEMICHAEL, ERMIAS M 1030AM-1200PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                R 0100PM-0230PM