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The following information is subject to change.

For the most up-to-date and comprehensive course schedule, including meeting times, course additions, cancellations, and room assignments, refer to the Banner Class Schedule on the Registrar’s website. For curriculum information, see the Undergraduate Full-Time Day Programs catalog.


First day of summer registration: February 22, 2021

African Studies Courses

Instructor: Professor Kwamina Panford

CRN: 41365

Time Frame: Summer 1 2021

Days, Time: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Pre- Requisites: N/A

Description: This course focuses on challenges in Africa such as youth unemployment, low technology for industry,  agriculture, and communications, and how Africans can improve living and working conditions. The course offers opportunities to study historical economic, political, and social situations that shape current conditions in Africa.

African American Studies Courses

Instructor: Alanna Prince

CRN: 61112

Time Frame: Summer 2 2021

Days, Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Pre- Requisites: N/A

Description: Using the cosmos as a metaphor, this course explores how Black feminist theory is built through, and subsequently helps build, both poetry and political writing/theory. Students will become familiarized with academic, popular, and emerging works in Black feminist theory and learn their genealogies. Students will also learn to analyze, respond to, and implement these practices into their own work and endeavors. Subjects include sexuality and gender, critical race theory, ecology, and queer theory. Writers include Patricia J. Williams, Achille Mbembe, Angela Y. Davis, Safiya Sinclair, Warsan Shire, Essex Hemphill, and Alexis Pauline Gumbs. Focusing mainly on works from 1970-present, this course will touch on places throughout the Black diaspora, including the Americas, the Caribbean, Afro-Europe, Afro-Asia, and Africa. This is a writing-intensive course, students will create final portfolios of all course writings under a singular focused theme.

Instructor: Professor Elizabeth Dillon

CRN: 41609

Time Frame: Summer 1 2021

Days, Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Pre- Requisites: N/A

Description: This class will examine the deep history of Boston and literature beginning from the first printing press in Massachusetts in 1638 with a focus on colonialism an the (often violent) encounters of Europeans, Native Americans, and enslaved Africans.

Building on this history, we will turn to the development of African American literature in Boston in the nineteenth century as well as the rise of Boston as a center for literary publication, and the legacies of these histories in the twentieth century.

Class will involve field trips in the Boston area, as well as involvement in collective digital projects.

Culture Courses

Instructor: Daniel Noemi-Voionmaa

CRN: 40918

Time Frame: Summer 1 2021

Days, Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Pre- Requisites: N/A

Description: This course attempts to provide a panoramic view of the history, culture, and society of Latin America (is that even possible?) The course will focus on four areas or topics that are intertwined: 1, History and the idea of Latin America; 2, Politics and violence; 3, Arts and literature; and 4, Popular contemporary culture. Although the course is on “Latin America” it is important to keep in mind the specificities of each country. Thus, the course will be at the same time ‘global’ and ‘local’. There are not definitive answers: the question and the quest for Latin American remains open. More than to just acquire information, the goal of the class is to start to think critically about (the idea of) Latin America.

Courses by Requirement

  • AFAM 3664 – Black Poetry and the Spoken Word
  • AFAM 2690 – Boston in Literature
  • AFRS 2307 – Africa Today
  • CLTR 1505 – Latin American Culture
  • All courses offered