Students take 10 weeks of language courses in French and Wolof at the Baobab Center. Additionally, each week, lectures are given by highly qualified faculty, mostly from the Université Cheikh Anta Diop, covering a variety of topics, including West African literature, West African history, and Islam in Senegal, as well as Senegalese art and music. With the exception of a few lectures by American academics and the Wolof language courses, all of the course instruction, lectures, and discussions are in French.
Courses and Credits
Winter Term 2017
FREN 325 - Destination Dakar - 2 units - This course is required for all students participating in the program. The course meets weekly in winter term and serves as an introduction to the program.
Spring Term 2017
FREN 400 - Senegalese Culture - 6 units (cross-listed as ANTH 450)
FREN 401 - Senegalese Literature and History - 6 units
FREN 402 - French Language - 6 units
FREN 403 - Beginning Wolof - 3 units (offered S/U only)
FREN 404 - Senegalese Music - 3 units (cross-listed as MURP 405) (offered S/U only)
Students who complete the program earn 24 units of credit for in the spring term and 26 units in total (including Destination Dakar in winter term). Students taking cross-listed courses in ANTH or MURP may count these units toward general education distribution requirements as appropriate.