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Comparative Literature

CLT 100 Introduction to Comparative Literature: The Pleasures of Reading
Topics Course: Cannibals, Witches and Virgins

CLT 205 Twentieth-Century Literatures of Africa


CLT 266 Studies in South African Literature and Film. Topic:
South African Literature and Film Since 1948

CLT 271 Writing in Translation: Bilingualism in the Post-Colonial Novel


FRN 230 Women Writers of Africa and the Caribbean

FRN 252 French Cinema
Topics Course: Cities of Light: Urban Spaces in Francophone Film


FRN 262 After Algeria: Revolution, Republic and Rave in Modern France


FRN 380 Topics in French Cultural Studies
Topics Course: French Travel Writing and Self-Discovery


First-Year Seminar

FYS 165 Childhood in African Literature


MUS 220 Topics in World Music: African Popular Music

Africana Studies

AFR 218 History of Southern Africa (1600 to about 1900)

AFR 370 Seminar: Modern Southern Africa


HST 257 Early African History

HST 258 Modern Africa

HST 259 Aspect of African History. Topics course.


ANT 229 Africa and the Environment

ANT 271 Globalization and Transnationalism in Africa



ECO 214 Economies of the Middle East and North Africa

ECO 311 Topics in Economic Development: The Political Economy of Development in Africa


GOV 227 Contemporary African Politics

GOV 233 Problems in Political Development


GOV 257 Colloquium: Refugee Politics