African and African Disapora Studies Department
African and African Disapora Studies Department



Beginning in Fall 2014, the Yoruba language sequence is a two semester accelerated sequence. Students who took YOR 507 in Spring 2014 should wait until Spring 2015 in order to take YOR 611C and complete the sequence. 

YOR 601C: Beginning Yoruba (Yoruba 601C and 506 may not both be counted. Yoruba 601C and 507 may not both be counted.)

YOR 611C: Intermediate Yoruba (Prerequisite: Yoruba 601C with a grade of at least C. Yoruba 611C and 312K may not both be counted. Yoruba 611C and 312L may not both be counted.)

The language courses must be taken in sequence in order to obtain Foreign Language credit.

History & Politics

Afro-Caribbean Diasporas [AFR 374E.6, cross-listed with Latin American Studies (LAS 322.19)] - Dr. Jossianna Arroyo Martinez
This course examines themes such as gender, sexuality, and identity politics, socio-political agency, resistance, and negotiation in the islands of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Haiti.

Nigeria: A History of Nation-Building [AFR 372G.2, crosslisted with History - HIS 350L.35] - Dr. Toyin Falola

Culture & Religion

Yoruba Women  [AFR 317C.2, cross-listed with Women's and Gender Studies (WGS 301.15)] - Dr. Tola Mosadomi
This course explores gender construction in Yoruba-land. Through the analysis of religious, linguistics, and socio-political discourse and practices among the Yoruba, the course will examine the variables between the realities of African gender perspectives and current gender theories.

Afro-Luso-Brazilian Worlds [AFR 374E, cross-listed wth Latin American Studies and Portuguese Civilization] - Dr. Niyi Afolabi
This is a general introduction to the "Portuguese commonwealth" through the notion of Luso-Tropicalism as used to claim harmonious relations among people of the Lusophone world.  Through culture, literature, and history, the course problematizes this relationship by highlighting the tensions, commonalities, and contrasts.

Diaspora Visions [AFR 374F.13, cross-listed with Art and Art History (ARH 345L) and Women's and Gender Studies (WGS 340.48) ] - Dr. Moyo Okediji
Class explores the visual cultures of the African diasporas, focusing on the spread of Yoruba art forms from Africa to the Americas and Europe.

Africana Women's Art [AFR 374F.9, cross-listed with Art and Art History (ARH 346L) and Women's and Gender Studies (WGS 340.46)] - Dr. Moyo Okediji
A survey of the creative productions of Africana women artists from indigenous to contemporary expressions, with special attention to the works of Yoruba women artists.