Many courses in addition to those listed below may be eligible for fulfilling the requirements of the Five College African Studies Certificate. Students are encouraged to consult an African Studies Program campus advisor to identify courses that are appropriate for their interests.
Please note that course offerings may change and lists may be updated, so it is helpful to check back regularly.
Five College Interchange pre-registration for Fall 2021 is not expected to open until summer 2021. The list of courses below is incomplete and subject to change. Courses from UMass Amherst and Amherst College are listed, but courses from Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, and Hampshire College are NOT yet listed. Please click here for more information about course registration for this fall, and if you’re a part of a Five College certificate program, please contact your certificate advisor for more information.
Please check the Five College Academic Calendar for important dates on each campus.
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|Subj Abbr||Course #||Sect #||Course Title||Instructor(s)||Meeting Times||Institution|
|BLST||268||01||Black Hist Spanish Amer.||Kent Lohse||MW 04:00PM-05:20PM||Amherst College|
|BLST||322||01||Intro South African Hist||Sean Redding||TTH 03:00PM-04:20PM||Amherst College|
|HIST||268||01||Black Hist Spanish Amer.||Kent Lohse||MW 04:00PM-05:20PM||Amherst College|
|HIST||283||01||Intro South African Hist||Sean Redding||TTH 03:00PM-04:20PM||Amherst College|
|LLAS||268||01||Black Hist Spanish Amer.||Kent Lohse||MW 04:00PM-05:20PM||Amherst College|
|ECON||767||01||African Economic Developmnt||Leonce Ndikumana||TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM||UMass Amherst|
|POLISCI||343||01||Gov&Pol East Africa||Carlene Edie||TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM||UMass Amherst|
Beginning, intermediate, and advanced courses are available every semester. Courses include individual tutorials and small group conversation sessions. Sessions meet on all five campuses and are individually scheduled. Instructor: Dr. Agnes Kimokoti. Follow the link to see course details and registration instructions for Swahili.
Afrikaans, Amharic, Twi, Wolof, Yoruba
Supervised independent study courses. Beginning and intermediate courses are available. Courses include small group conversation sessions led by native/fluent conversation partners. Sessions meet on the home campus of the conversation partner and are individually scheduled. The availability of languages may vary, and other languages may be added. Follow the link to see course details and registration instructions for Afrikaans, Amharic, Twi, Wolof, Yoruba.
Egyptian Arabic, Moroccan Arabic
Supervised independent study courses. Prerequisite: Two semesters of Modern Standard Arabic or the equivalent. Courses include small group conversation sessions led by native/fluent conversation partners. Sessions meet on the home campus of the conversation partner and are individually scheduled. Follow the link to see course details and registration instructions for Spoken Arabic Courses.