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AFRC 001-001 Intro Africana Studies Grace L. Sanders Johnson TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM The term Africana emerged in public discourse amid the social, political, and cultural turbulence of the 1960s. The roots of the field, however, are much older,easily reaching back to oral histories and writings during the early days of the Trans-Atlantic African slave trade. The underpinnings of the field continued to grow in the works of enslaved Africans, abolitionists and social critics of the nineteenth century, and evolved in the twentieth century by black writers, journalists, activists, and educators as the sought to document African descended people's lives. Collectively, their work established African Studies as a discipline,epistemological standpoint and political practice dedicated to understanding the multiple trajectories and experiences of black people in the world throughout history. As an ever-transforming field of study, this course will examine the genealogy, major discourses, and future trajectory of Africana Studies. Using primary sources such as maps and letters, as well as literature and performance, our study of Africana will begin with continental Africa, move across the Atlantic during the middle passage and travel from the coasts of Bahia in the 18th centuryto the streets of Baltimore in the 21st century. The course is constructed around major themes in Black intellectual thought including: retentions and transferal, diaspora, black power, meanings of blackness, uplift and nationalism. While attending to narratives and theories that concern African descended people in the United States, the course is uniquely designed with a focus on gender and provides context for the African diasporic experience in the Caribbean and Latin America. O <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span><br /><span class="penncourse-course-notes">Humanities & Social Science Sector</span>
AFRC 002-401 Intro To Sociology Onoso I. Imoagene MW 11:00 AM-12:00 PM 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! SOCI001401 S <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Registration also required for Recitation (see below)</span>
AFRC 003-401 Approaches Literary Std: Refuge: Stories On Art and Survival Astride Veronique Charles
Martine Tchitchihe
MW 02:00 PM-03:30 PM "The nomad or immigrant who learns something rightly must always ponder travel and movement, just as the grief-stricken must inevitably ponder death. As does the artist who comes from a culture that is as much about harnessing life -joyous, jubilant, resilient life-as it is about avoiding death." Edwidge Danticat, Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work What can we learn about the current migration crisis from literature and film? This course will first introduce students to histories of migration during the 20th and 21st centuries that have emerged from Cameroon, Canada, France, Haiti, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, among others. Students will then study how these histories shape film and literature as much as how artistic works shape these histories. From studying artistic works by Raoul Peck, Dany Laferriere, Ousmane Sembene, NoViolet Bulawayo and Edouard Duval-Carrie we will approach a few questions. What is it like to lose your home and your homeland? How can we learn from the stories of emigres, exiles, expatriates, immigrants, migrants and refugees of their search for refuge? How have these experiences of migration been affected by race, gender and class? Finally, how have "immigrant artists," to borrow from Edwidge Danticat, negotiate the zone of comfort or discomfort necessary to create and recreate? This course is open to students from all majors. No previous knowledge of literary studies or current affairs required. Course evaluations include weekly Canvas posts, oral presentations and creative, individualized projects. COML002401, ENGL002401 <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span>
AFRC 006-401 Race & Ethnic Relations Vani S Kulkarni TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM 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. ASAM006401, SOCI006401, URBS160401 <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span>
AFRC 041-401 Homelessness & Urban Inequality Dennis P. Culhane F 02:00 PM-05:00 PM 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. SOCI041401, URBS010401 <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen.</span><br /><span class="penncourse-course-notes">Freshman Seminar</span>
AFRC 050-401 World Musics & Cultures Jim Sykes TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM 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. MUSC050401, FOLK022401, ANTH022401 A <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span> https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2018C&course=AFRC050401
AFRC 050-402 World Musics & Cultures Elizabeth Leanora Bynum MWF 10:00 AM-11:00 AM 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. MUSC050402, FOLK022402, ANTH022402 A <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span>
AFRC 050-403 World Musics & Cultures Elise Jane Cavicchi MWF 12:00 PM-01:00 PM 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. FOLK022403, MUSC050403, ANTH022403 A <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span>
AFRC 054-401 The Black Mixtape: Black Literary Soundtracks Margo Natalie Crawford TR 03:00 PM-04:30 PM The music form of scat deeyoodaaadayodeedaadeedaaa is the answer to the repea question Who are we? Where are we going? What are we here for? in the 1960s Hip Generation. This course will explore the role of music in shaping the most innovative formsAfrican American literature. Forms such as jazz poetry, blues poetry, and the frupture of Hip Hop will be as central to this course as the jam sessions that sliterary movements such as the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Arts Movement. The interplay between listening and reading will shape each layer of the co Langston Hughes Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz (1961) will be our starting p likely assigned texts include Gayl Jones Corregidora, Kevin Youngs To Repel G Remix, Sherman Alexies Reservation Blues, Paul Millers Sound Unbound, and The Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop. MUSC054401, ENGL054401, COML054401 A
AFRC 056-401 Seeing/Hearing South Africa: Politics & History Through Contemporary Perfrm Carol Ann Muller F 02:00 PM-05:00 PM 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. ANTH056401, COML056401, MUSC056401 <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Permission Needed From Instructor</span><br /><span class="penncourse-course-notes">Penn Global Seminar</span>
AFRC 074-401 Contemporary African Literature and Film Dagmawi Woubshet TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM ENGL077401, CIMS077401 <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span>
AFRC 076-401 Africa Since 1800 Lee V Cassanelli MW 12:00 PM-01:00 PM 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. HIST076401 H <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span><br /><span class="penncourse-course-notes">Registration also required for Recitation (see below)</span>
AFRC 077-401 Jazz:Style & History Guthrie P. Ramsey TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM 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. MUSC035401
AFRC 078-401 Urb Univ-Community Rel: Faculty-Student Collaborative Action Seminar in Urban Univ-Comm Relations Ira Harkavy W 02:00 PM-05:00 PM 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. HIST173401, URBS178401 <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span><br /><span class="penncourse-course-notes">An Academically Based Community Serv Course</span><br /><span class="penncourse-course-notes">Benjamin Franklin Seminars</span>
AFRC 109-401 American Jesus Andrew Sinclair Hudson CANCELED RELS110401
AFRC 120-401 Social Statistics Camille Zubrinsky Charles MW 10:00 AM-11:00 AM 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. SOCI120401 <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Permission Needed From Department</span><br /><span class="penncourse-course-notes">Registration also required for Recitation (see below)</span>
AFRC 134-402 Creat.Non-Fiction Writ: Nonfiction Now! Lorene Cary W 02:00 PM-05:00 PM 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). ENGL135402 <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span><br /><span class="penncourse-course-notes">An Academically Based Community Serv Course</span>
AFRC 135-401 Law & Society Hocine Fetni TR 04:30 PM-06:00 PM 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. SOCI135401 <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span>
AFRC 151-680 Elementary Zulu I Audrey N. Mbeje MW 03:00 PM-05:00 PM 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 AFST150680, AFST550680 I <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span>
AFRC 154-401 Race, Space and Place in American History Mia Bay TR 03:00 PM-04:30 PM This course provides a historical introduction to America's racial and ethnic groupings by examining the social, spatial and historical forces that have defined these groups. Weekly lectures and readings trace American racial formations, identities and experiences from the age of Columbus to the present day. Following the work of historians and geographers who emphasize the importance of space and place in constructions of racial and ethnic identity, most of the class readings chart the evolution of such identities within specific regions or communities. Early readings illuminate the origins of categories such as "white," black, "Native American" and "Asian" by exploring the colonial encounters in which these identities first took shape; while later readings trace how these identities have been maintained and/or changed over time. Less a product of racial attitudes than of economic and political interests, early American conceptions of race first took shape amidst contests over land and labor that pitted European immigrants against the indigenous peoples of North America, and ultimately led to the development of racial slavery. Colonial legal distinctions between Christians and Heathens were supplanted by legislation that defined people by race and ethnicity. Over time these distinctions were reinforced by a variety of other forces. Distinctive from place to place, America's racial and ethnic groupings have been shaped and reshaped by regional economies such as the slave South, political initiatives such as Indian Removal and Chinese Exclusion Acts, a changing national immigration policy, and sexual and social intermixture and assimilation. Course readings will examine the links between race, region, labor, law, immigration, politics, sexuality and the construction and character of racialized spaces and places in America. HIST151401 <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span>
AFRC 162-680 Elementary Twi I Kobina Ofosu-Donkoh TR 04:30 PM-06:30 PM 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. AFST160680, AFST562680 I <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span>
AFRC 168-401 Hist of Amer Law To 1877 Mary Frances Berry TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM 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. HIST168401 <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span> https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2018C&course=AFRC168401
AFRC 170-680 Elementary Yoruba I Yiwola Awoyale MW 05:00 PM-07:00 PM 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. AFST170680, AFST517680 I <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span>
AFRC 174-401 Capitalism, Socialism, & Crisis in Twentieth-Century Americas Amy C. Offner TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM From the crisis of the Great Depression through the 1970s, the United States and Latin America produced remarkable efforts to remake society and political economy. This course analyzes the Cuban and Guatemalan Guatemalan revolutions, as well as social movements that transformed the United States: the black freedom movement, the labor movement, and changing forms of Latino politics. In all three countries, Americans looked for ways to reform capitalism or build socialism; address entrenched patterns of racism; define and realize democracy; and achieve national independence. They conceived of these these challenges in dramatically different ways. Together, we'll compare national histories and analyze the relationships between national upheavals. In studying the US and Latin America together, the class allows students to explore central questions in both regions' histories. What did capitalism, solicalism, and communism amount to? What did democracy mean? What were the roots of racial inequality and how did Americans address it? Why were Americans so enticed by economic growth, and how did they pursue it? How did the Cold War shape social movements? What purposes did unions serve? How did Christianity inform movements for and against social change? Studying these regions together also allows us to explore international interactions. How did the black freedom movement in the US relate to the Cuban revolution? How did Latin American immigration shape the US labor movement? How US Cold War policy influence Latin American revolutionary movements? The goal of this class is for you to interpret the readings and decide what you think. What you learn in this class, and the quality of our experience together, depends on your reading closely, coming to class with informed ideas and questions, and being prepared to help your classmates answer theirs. We will read approximately 100 pages per week. No background is required. HIST174401, LALS174401 <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span>
AFRC 176-401 Afro Amer Hist Heather A. Williams MW 02:00 PM-03:30 PM This course examines the experiences of Africans and African Americans in colonial America and in the United States to 1865. We will explore a variety of themes through the use of primary and secondary sources. Topics include: the development of racial slavery, labor, identity, gender, religion, education, law, protest, resistance, and abolition. HIST176401 H
AFRC 180-680 Elementary Swahili I Elaine Mshomba T 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
R 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
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. AFST180680, AFST580680 I <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span>
AFRC 186-401 Africa and the Transatlantic Slave Trade Roquinaldo A. Ferreira TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM 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 apartheid 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. HIST187401 <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span>
AFRC 190-401 Introduction To Africa Mary Jennifer Hasty TR 09:00 AM-10:30 AM 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. ANTH190401 S
AFRC 215-401 Religion & Colonial Rule in Africa Cheikh Anta MBAcke Babou R 01:30 PM-04:30 PM 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. HIST216401 <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Benjamin Franklin Seminars</span> https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2018C&course=AFRC215401
AFRC 223-601 Storytelling in Africa Pamela Blakely T 04:30 PM-07:30 PM AFST223601 https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2018C&course=AFRC223601
AFRC 229-401 Law and Social Change Mary Frances Berry T 01:30 PM-04:30 PM Topics vary. See the Africana Studies Department's website at https://africana.sas.upenn.edu for a description of the current offerings. HIST231401 https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2018C&course=AFRC229401
AFRC 229-402 Civil Rights Movement Mia Bay W 03:30 PM-06:30 PM Topics vary. See the Africana Studies Department's website at https://africana.sas.upenn.edu for a description of the current offerings. HIST231402
AFRC 235-601 Law and Social Change Hocine Fetni T 06:30 PM-09:30 PM Beginning with discussion of various perspectives on social change and law, this course then examines in detail the interdependent relationship between changes in legal and societal institutions. Emphasis will be placed on (1) how and when law can be an instrument for social change, and (2) how and when social change can cause legal change. In the assessment of this relationship, emphasis will be on the laws of the United States. However, laws of other countries and international law relevant to civil liberties, economic, social and political progress will be studied. Throughout the course, discussions will include legal controversies relevant to social change such as issues of race, gender and the law. Other issues relevant to State-Building and development will be discussed. A comparative framework will be used in the analysis of this interdependent relationship between law and social change. SOCI235601
AFRC 236-401 Abolitionism: A Global History M 02:00 PM-05:00 PM Topics vary HIST234401
AFRC 240-680 Elementary Amharic I Yohannes Hailu MW 05:30 PM-07:30 PM 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. NELC481680, AFST240680, AFRC540680, AFST540680 I <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span>
AFRC 242-680 Intermediate Amharic I Yohannes Hailu MW 07:30 PM-09:00 PM NELC483680, AFST242680, AFRC543680, AFST543680 I
AFRC 248-401 Haitian Revolution Yvonne Fabella W 02:00 PM-05:00 PM In August 1791, enslaved Africans on the northern plain of Saint Domingue (colonial Haiti) rose up in a coordinated attack against their French colonial masters and plantation overseers, launching the initial revolt in what would come to be known as the Haitian Revolution. In the years that followed, their actions forced the legal abolition of racial discrimination, and then the abolition of slavery, throughout the French Empire. Ultimately, when Napoleon Bonaparte threatened to return slavery to Saint Domingue, they waged a war for independence. After defeating the Napoleonic army, these former slaves then declared the world's first "Black Republic," the independent state of Haiti, in1804. This seminar will examine some of the major themes and debates surrounding Haiti's colonial and revolutionary history. We will begin by considering the colonial paradox: France's leading role in the intellectual movement called the "Enlightenment" coincided with its ascent as a slaveholding colonial power. The seminar will also explore parallels and pointsof connection between the revolutionary movements in France and Saint Domingue.When the Haitian Revolution began in 1791, the French Revolution was already two years old: how did the increasingly radical ideas and widespread violence in France shape events in the Caribbean? Likewise, how did west African traditions and political ideologies influence insurgents? And how, in turn, did the revolution in Saint Domingue impact the revolution in France? From a diplomatic perspective, we will also consider relations between the Haitian Revolutionary leadership and French officials, examining their respective goals, which overlapped and diverged at different moments. Finally, we will ask how the revolution in Saint Domingue-and and the birth of Haiti--ipacted ideas about liberty, sovereignty and freedom throughout the Atlantic world. We will read a combination of primary and secondary materials each week. Students are encouraged to read primary documents in the original French if they are able. A final research paper will be required of all students, drawing on the Kislak Center's rich collection of revolutionary-era documents. LALS248401, HIST248401
AFRC 264-680 Intermediate Twi I Kobina Ofosu-Donkoh TR 06:30 PM-08:00 PM AFST566680, AFST262680 I
AFRC 269-401 Classic American Constitutional Law MW 03:00 PM-04:00 PM 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. PSCI271401 <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Registration also required for Recitation (see below)</span>
AFRC 270-680 Intermediate Yoruba I Yiwola Awoyale TR 05:00 PM-06:30 PM AFST270680, AFST529680 I
AFRC 274-401 Faces of Islam in Africa Cheikh Anta MBAcke Babou TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM 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. HIST275401 https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2018C&course=AFRC274401
AFRC 277-401 Penn Slavery Project Res Alexis Neumann
Kathleen M. Brown
F 08:00 AM-11:00 AM This research seminar provides students with instruction in basic historical methods and an opportunity to conduct collaborative primary source research into the University of Pennsylvania's historic connections to slavery. After an initial orientation to archival research, students will plunge in to doing actual research at the Kislak Center, the University Archives, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the American Philosophical Society, the Library Company, and various online sources. During the final month of the semester, students will begin drafting research reports and preparing for a public presentation of the work. During the semester, there will be opportunities to collaborate with a certified genealogist, a data management and website expert, a consultant on public programming, and a Penn graduate whose research has been integral to the Penn Slavery Project. HIST273401
AFRC 280-680 Intermediate Swahili I Elaine Mshomba TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
F 03:00 PM-04:00 PM
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. AFST582680, AFST280680 I
AFRC 281-401 Twenty-First Century African American Literature Margo Natalie Crawford W 02:00 PM-05:00 PM In this advanced seminar, students will be introduced to a variety of approaches to African American literatures, and to a wide spectrum of methodologies and ideological postures (for example, The Black Arts Movement). The course will present an assortment of emphases, some of them focused on geography (for example, the Harlem Renaissance), others focused on genre (autobiography, poetry or drama), the politics of gender and class, or a particular grouping of authors. Previous versions of this course have included "African American Autobigraphy," "Backgrounds of African American Literature," "The Black Narrative" (beginning with eighteenth century slave narratives and working toward contemporary literature), as well as seminars on urban spaces, jazz, migration, oral narratives, black Christianity, and African-American music. See Africana Studies Department's website at https://africana.sas.upenn.edu for a description of the current offerings. ENGL281401
AFRC 284-680 Advanced Swahili I Elaine Mshomba TR 09:00 AM-10:30 AM
F 04:00 PM-05:00 PM
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. AFST584680, AFST284680 Q
AFRC 324-401 Dress & Fashion in Afrca Ali B. Ali-Dinar TR 03:00 PM-04:30 PM 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. ARTH324401, ANTH342401 https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2018C&course=AFRC324401
AFRC 325-401 August Wilson and Beyond Suzana E Berger
Herman Beavers
M 02:00 PM-05:00 PM 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. ENGL380401 <span class="penncourse-course-notes">An Academically Based Community Serv Course</span><br /><span class="penncourse-course-notes">Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info</span><br /><span class="penncourse-course-notes">Benjamin Franklin Seminars</span> https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2018C&course=AFRC325401
AFRC 350-680 Advanced Zulu I Audrey N. Mbeje MW 11:00 AM-12:30 PM AFST554680, AFST350680 Q
AFRC 362-680 Advanced Twi I Kobina Ofosu-Donkoh AFST568680, AFST362680 Q
AFRC 387-401 Blk Feminist Approaches: Black Feminist Approaches To History and Memory Grace L. Sanders Johnson CANCELED 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). LALS387401
AFRC 400-401 Blacks in American Film and Television Donald E Bogle M 05:00 PM-08:00 PM 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). CIMS370401
AFRC 420-601 The US and Human Rights: Policies and Practices Hocine Fetni M 06:30 PM-09:30 PM 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. SOCI460601
AFRC 436-401 Love,Anger,Madness: Love, Anger, Madness: History and Silences in Modern Haiti Grace L. Sanders Johnson R 01:30 PM-04:30 PM 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. GSWS436401, HIST436401, LALS437401
AFRC 480-601 Liberation & Ownership Andrew T. Lamas M 05:00 PM-08:00 PM 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. URBS480601
AFRC 481-640 Learning: James Baldwin Kathryn Watterson R 05:30 PM-08:10 PM 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 ENGL481640, GSWS481640
AFRC 509-401 Reading Arabic Manuscrpt Ali B. Ali-Dinar W 03:00 PM-06:00 PM 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. ARAB580401 https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2018C&course=AFRC509401
AFRC 540-680 Elementary Amharic I Yohannes Hailu MW 05:30 PM-07:30 PM 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. NELC481680, AFST240680, AFRC240680, AFST540680 I <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span>
AFRC 543-680 Intermediate Amharic I Yohannes Hailu MW 07:30 PM-09:00 PM Offered through the Penn Language Center NELC483680, AFST242680, AFRC242680, AFST543680 I
AFRC 548-680 Advanced Amharic Ermias Zemichael CANCELED 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. AFST547680, AFST247680 Q
AFRC 563-401 Old Egyptian David P Silverman TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM ANEL563401
AFRC 572-401 Colonial/Postcolonial Fiction and Film Rita Barnard R 09:00 AM-12:00 PM 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. ENGL572401, CIMS572401, COML575401
AFRC 573-640 Mla Proseminar: Fake Gwendolyn D Shaw CANCELED Topic varies. ARTH505640, GSWS574640 https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2018C&course=AFRC573640
AFRC 575-401 Psychoeducational Interactions with Black Males Howard C. Stevenson,
Robert E Carter
R 04:30 PM-06:30 PM 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. EDUC575401
AFRC 602-401 Stereotype Threat, Impostor Phenomenon, and African Americans (Hd) Ufuoma Abiola R 06:30 PM-08:30 PM This course critically examines stereotype threat and impostor phenomenon as they relate to African Americans. Both stereotype threat and impostor phenomenon negatively affect African Americans. The apprehension experienced by African Americans that they might behave in a manner that confirms an existing negative cultural stereotype is stereotype threat, which usually results in reduced effectiveness in African Americans’ performance. Stereotype threat is linked with impostor phenomenon. Impostor phenomenon is an internal experience of intellectual phoniness in authentically talented individuals, in which they doubt their accomplishments and fear being exposed as a fraud. While stereotype threat relies on broad generalization, the impostor phenomenon describes feelings of personal inadequacy, especially in high-achieving African Americans. This course will explore the evolving meanings connected to both stereotype threat and impostor phenomenon in relation to African Americans. EDUC545401 <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Undergraduates Need Permission</span>
AFRC 640-301 Proseminar in Africana Studies Herman Beavers W 02:00 PM-05:00 PM This course focuses on the historical and cultural relationship between Africans and their descendants abroad.
AFRC 710-401 Fascism and Racism: A Love Story Michael George Hanchard CANCELED 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. LALS710401 <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Undergraduates Need Permission</span>
AFRC 723-401 Multicultural Issues in Education Vivian L. Gadsden T 04:30 PM-07:00 PM 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. EDUC723401
AFRC 740-401 Res Sem in Middle East: Race & Slavery in Mid Ea Eve Troutt Powell R 01:30 PM-04:30 PM HIST740401
AFRC 770-401 New Directions in Black Thought and Literature Dagmawi Woubshet W 03:00 PM-06:00 PM 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. ENGL770401
AFST 150-680 Elementary Zulu I Audrey N. Mbeje MW 03:00 PM-05:00 PM 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. AFRC151680, AFST550680 I <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span>
AFST 160-680 Elementary Twi I Kobina Ofosu-Donkoh TR 04:30 PM-06:30 PM 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. AFRC162680, AFST562680 I <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span>
AFST 170-680 Elementary Yoruba I Yiwola Awoyale MW 05:00 PM-07:00 PM 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. AFRC170680, AFST517680 I <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span>
AFST 180-680 Elementary Swahili I Elaine Mshomba T 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
R 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
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. AFST580680, AFRC180680 I <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span>
AFST 223-601 Storytelling in Africa Pamela Blakely T 04:30 PM-07:30 PM AFRC223601 https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2018C&course=AFST223601
AFST 240-680 Elementary Amharic I Yohannes Hailu MW 05:30 PM-07:30 PM 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. NELC481680, AFRC240680, AFRC540680, AFST540680 I <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span>
AFST 242-680 Intermediate Amharic I Yohannes Hailu MW 07:30 PM-09:00 PM NELC483680, AFRC242680, AFRC543680, AFST543680 I <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Prior Language Experience Required</span>
AFST 247-680 Advanced Amharic: Advanced Amharic Part I Ermias Zemichael CANCELED 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. AFST547680, AFRC548680 Q
AFST 250-680 Intermediate Zulu I Audrey N. Mbeje TR 03:00 PM-04:30 PM AFST552680 I <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Prior Language Experience Required</span>
AFST 262-680 Intermediate Twi I Kobina Ofosu-Donkoh TR 06:30 PM-08:00 PM AFST566680, AFRC264680 I <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Prior Language Experience Required</span>
AFST 270-680 Intermediate Yoruba I Yiwola Awoyale TR 05:00 PM-06:30 PM AFRC270680, AFST529680 I <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Prior Language Experience Required</span>
AFST 280-680 Intermediate Swahili I Elaine Mshomba TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
F 03:00 PM-04:00 PM
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. AFST582680, AFRC280680 I <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Prior Language Experience Required</span>
AFST 284-680 Advanced Swahili I Elaine Mshomba TR 09:00 AM-10:30 AM
F 04:00 PM-05:00 PM
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. AFST584680, AFRC284680 Q
AFST 350-680 Advanced Zulu I Audrey N. Mbeje MW 11:00 AM-12:30 PM AFST554680, AFRC350680 Q
AFST 362-680 Advanced Twi I Kobina Ofosu-Donkoh AFST568680, AFRC362680 Q
AFST 370-680 Advanced Yoruba I Yiwola Awoyale TR 07:30 PM-09:00 PM AFST587680 Q
AFST 470-680 Twi Language & Culture I Kobina Ofosu-Donkoh
AFST 484-680 Swahili Lang & Culture I Elaine Mshomba 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. AFST590680 Q <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Penn Language Center Permission Needed</span>
AFST 486-680 Yoruba Lang & Culture I Yiwola Awoyale TR 03:00 PM-04:30 PM
AFST 490-680 Malagasy -Afr Lg Elem I Travis Aldous TR 07:00 PM-09:00 PM 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. I
AFST 490-681 Afr Lang Tutorial:Elem I: Igbo-Afr Lang Elem I Chika Nwadiora TR 05:00 PM-07:00 PM 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. I <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span> https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2018C&course=AFST490681
AFST 490-682 Wolof-Afr Lang Elem I MBAcke Thioune MW 06:00 PM-08:00 PM 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. AFST594682 I <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span>
AFST 490-683 Afr Lang Tutorial:Elem I: Tigrinya - Elem I Ermias Zemichael TR 05:00 PM-07:00 PM 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. I <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span>
AFST 490-684 Malagasy -Afr Lg Elem I Travis Aldous TR 05:00 PM-07:00 PM 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. AFST594684 I
AFST 490-687 Manding - Elem I Coleman D Donaldson 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. AFST594687 I
AFST 490-688 Chichewa-Afr Lang Elem I Monda Mwaya TR 06:30 PM-08:30 PM 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. I https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2018C&course=AFST490688
AFST 492-680 Malagasy - Afr Lg Int I Travis Aldous MW 05:00 PM-07:00 PM 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. I
AFST 492-681 Afr Lang Tutor: Interm I: Igbo-Afr Lang Inter I Chika Nwadiora TR 07:00 PM-08:30 PM 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. I https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2018C&course=AFST492681
AFST 492-682 Wolof - Afr Lang Inter I MBAcke Thioune MW 05:00 PM-06:30 PM 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. AFST596682 I
AFST 492-683 Tigrinya - Interm I Ermias Zemichael TR 07:30 PM-09:00 PM 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. I
AFST 492-686 Malagasy - Afr Lg Int I Travis Aldous MW 07:00 PM-09:00 PM 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. I
AFST 492-687 Setswana-Afr Lg Inter I 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. AFST596687 I
AFST 492-688 Chichewa - Inter II Monda Mwaya MW 06:00 PM-07:30 PM 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. I
AFST 494-680 Afr Lang Tutor: Adv I Language specific sections for students interested in doing country-specific research in a target language. Courses cover project-based skills for AFST research. Q <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Penn Language Center Permission Needed</span>
AFST 494-683 Tigrinya-Afr Lang Adv I Ermias Zemichael TR 03:00 PM-04:30 PM Language specific sections for students interested in doing country-specific research in a target language. Courses cover project-based skills for AFST research. Q <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span><br /><span class="penncourse-course-notes">Penn Language Center Permission Needed</span>
AFST 494-684 Malagasy - Adv I Language specific sections for students interested in doing country-specific research in a target language. Courses cover project-based skills for AFST research. Q
AFST 494-686 Afrikaans-Afr Lang Adv I Language specific sections for students interested in doing country-specific research in a target language. Courses cover project-based skills for AFST research. Q <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Penn Language Center Permission Needed</span>
AFST 494-687 Maninka-Afr Lang Adv I Language specific sections for students interested in doing country-specific research in a target language. Courses cover project-based skills for AFST research. AFST598687 Q <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Permission Needed From Department</span>
AFST 517-680 Elementary Yoruba I Yiwola Awoyale MW 05:00 PM-07:00 PM 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. AFST170680, AFRC170680 I <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span>
AFST 529-680 Intermediate Yoruba I Yiwola Awoyale TR 05:00 PM-06:30 PM AFST270680, AFRC270680 I
AFST 540-680 Elementary Amharic I Yohannes Hailu MW 05:30 PM-07:30 PM 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. NELC481680, AFST240680, AFRC240680, AFRC540680 I <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span>
AFST 543-680 Intermediate Amharic I Yohannes Hailu MW 07:30 PM-09:00 PM Offered through Penn Language Center NELC483680, AFST242680, AFRC242680, AFRC543680 I
AFST 547-680 Advanced Amharic: Advanced Amharic Part I Ermias Zemichael CANCELED 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. AFST247680, AFRC548680 Q
AFST 548-680 Sudanese Arabic I Ali B. Ali-Dinar 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. ARAB548680 https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2018C&course=AFST548680
AFST 550-680 Elementary Zulu I Audrey N. Mbeje MW 03:00 PM-05:00 PM 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. AFRC151680, AFST150680 I <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span>
AFST 552-680 Intermediate Zulu I Audrey N. Mbeje TR 03:00 PM-04:30 PM AFST250680 I
AFST 554-680 Advanced Zulu I Audrey N. Mbeje MW 11:00 AM-12:30 PM AFST350680, AFRC350680 Q
AFST 562-680 Elementary Twi I Kobina Ofosu-Donkoh TR 04:30 PM-06:30 PM 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. AFRC162680, AFST160680 I <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span>
AFST 566-680 Intermediate Twi I Kobina Ofosu-Donkoh TR 06:30 PM-08:00 PM AFST262680, AFRC264680 I
AFST 568-680 Advanced Twi I Kobina Ofosu-Donkoh AFRC362680, AFST362680 Q
AFST 580-680 Elementary Swahili I Elaine Mshomba T 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
R 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
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. AFST180680, AFRC180680 I <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span>
AFST 582-680 Intermediate Swahili I Elaine Mshomba TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
F 03:00 PM-04:00 PM
AFST280680, AFRC280680 I
AFST 584-680 Advanced Swahili I Elaine Mshomba TR 09:00 AM-10:30 AM
F 04:00 PM-05:00 PM
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. AFST284680, AFRC284680 Q
AFST 587-680 Advanced Yoruba I Yiwola Awoyale TR 07:30 PM-09:00 PM AFST370680 Q
AFST 590-680 Swahili Lang & Culture I Elaine Mshomba 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. AFST484680 Q <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Permission Needed From Department</span>
AFST 594-682 Wolof-Afr Lang Elem I MBAcke Thioune MW 06:00 PM-08:00 PM AFST490682 I <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.</span><br /><span class="penncourse-course-notes">Permission Needed From Department</span>
AFST 594-684 Malagasy -Afr Lg Elem I Travis Aldous TR 05:00 PM-07:00 PM AFST490684 I <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Permission Needed From Department</span>
AFST 594-687 Maninka - Afr Lg Elem I Coleman D Donaldson CANCELED AFST490687 I <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Permission Needed From Department</span>
AFST 596-682 Wolof - Afr Lang Inter I MBAcke Thioune MW 05:00 PM-06:30 PM 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. AFST492682 I <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Permission Needed From Department</span>
AFST 596-687 Setswana-Afr Lg Inter I 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. AFST492687 I <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Permission Needed From Department</span>
AFST 598-687 Maninka-Afr Lang Adv I Language specific sections for students interested in doing country-specific research in a target language. Courses cover project-based skills for AFST research. AFST494687 Q <span class="penncourse-course-notes">Permission Needed From Department</span>
AFST 599-007 Afr Lang Tutor: Adv II Continuation of AFST 598.
AFST 649-680 Amharic Lang & Culture Ermias Zemichael M 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
R 01:00 PM-02:30 PM
Q