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  • Objectives
    The Institute of African Studies at Carleton University provides an exciting, interdisciplinary environment in which students can complete a Bachelor of Arts (Combined Honours) degree or a minor in African Studies. As students learn about different aspects of Africa, they are guided by professors from multiple disciplines with substantial experience in the field.
  • Practical experience
    Students in the Combined Honours program will have the opportunity to do a work placement with one of the many institutions in Ottawa working on African issues. They will also work closely with a faculty mentor who will guide their academic progress. Students will also have the option of studying in Africa during the third year of their program.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Arts (Combined Honours) in African Studies
  • Course description
    The Combined Honours program requires 7.0 credits in African Studies in addition to the requirements of the other discipline. A language requirement is also needed for this program. In addition to three required courses—Introduction to African Studies I and II and a capstone seminar in African Studies —students will choose courses in African history, African politics, African anthropology, African and diaspora cultural studies, development studies, race and ethnic studies, and Honours seminars in African Studies.

    AFRICAN STUDIES

    AFRI 1001
    Introduction to African Studies I
    Fall 2008, Professor Pius Adesanmi (Department of English Language and Literature)
    This course will provide an introduction to the history, geography, literature, and the arts of Africa.

    AFRI 1002
    Introduction to African Studies II
    Winter 2009, Professor Chris Brown (Department of Political Science)
    This course will provide an introduction to contemporary political, economic, and social dimensions of Africa.
     
    ANTHROPOLOGY

    ANTH 3020
    Studies in Race and Ethnicity
    Fall 2008, Professor Amina Mire

    ANTH 4620
    Advanced Studies in Contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa
    Winter 2009, Professor Louise de la Gorgendière

    ECONOMICS

    ECON 3510 [0.5 credit]
    African Economic Development
    Winter 2009, Professor Joshua Gogo

    ENGLISH

    ENGL 2926
    African Literatures I
    Fall 2008, Professor Pius Adesanmi

    ENGL 2927
    African Literatures II
    Winter 2009, Professor Pius Adesanmi

    ENGL 4976
    Issues in Postcolonial Literature
    Winter 2009, Professor Pius Adesanmi

    FRENCH

    FREN 4212
    La résistance dans le roman caribéen
    Winter 2009, Professor Christine Duff

    FREN 5200
    Aspect linguistique particulie –« 'Les français créoles »
    Fall 2008, Professor Robert Fournier

    FREN 5700
    La résistance dans le roman caribéen
    Winter 2009, Professor Christine Duff

    GEOGRAPHY

    GEOG 3602
    Southern Africa
    Winter 2008, Professor John Tunbridge
     
    HISTORY

    HIST 2705
    History of Africa
    Fall/winter 2008-09, Professor Mohamed Ali

    HIST 3702A
    The Scramble for Africa, 1876-1918
    Fall 2008, Professor Susanne Klausen

    HIST 3710
    The Caribbean in the Era of Slavery
    Fall 2008, Professor Audra Diptee

    HIST 3906A
    Topics in World History - African Women and Colonialism
    Winter 2009, Professor Susanne Klausen

    HIST 4700A
    Seminar in World History - "The Invention of 'Race', the History of Racism"
    Fall/winter 2008-09, Professor Audra Diptee

    HIST 5708
    Seminar in World History - "The Invention of 'Race', the History of Racism"
    Fall/winter 2008-09, Professor Audra Diptee

    MUSIC

    MUSI 1702A1
    Theoretical Studies II: African Drumming and Listening

    Fall 2008, Professor Kathy Armstrong

    MUSI 1702A1
    Theoretical Studies II: African Drumming and Listening
    Winter 2009, Professor Kathy Armstrong

    MUSI 1914A
    Instrumental Ensemble I: West African Rhythm Ensemble
    Fall 2008, Professor Kathy Armstrong

    MUSI 1915A
    Instrumental Ensemble II: West African Rhythm Ensemble
    Winter 2009, Professor Kathy Armstrong

    MUSI 2702
    Theoretical Studies V: Aural Training: African Drumming and Listening
    Fall/winter 2008-09, Professor Kathy Armstrong

    POLITICAL SCIENCE

    PSCI 3100
    Politics of Development in Africa
    Fall 2008, Professor Daniel Osabu-kle

    PSCI 3101
    Politics of War in Africa
    Fall 2008, Professor Chris Brown

    PSCI 4104
    Theory and Practice in Third World Development
    Fall 2008, Professor Daniel Osabu-kle

    PSCI 4105B
    Selected Problems in Third World Development
    Winter 2009, Professor Amos Mhina, Visiting Scholar from the University of Dar es Salaam

    PSCI 4203
    Southern Africa after Apartheid
    Winter 2009, Professor Linda Freeman

    PSCI 4207
    Globalizaton, Adjustment and Democracy in Africa
    Fall 2008, Professor Linda Freeman

    PSCI 4801
    Selected Problems in Global Politics: The Politics of International Refugee Protection
    Fall 2008, Professor James Milner

    PSCI 4802
    International Politics of Africa
    Winter 2009, Professor James Milner

    PSCI 4809
    Honours Seminar, Topic: Botswana: Explaining Success in Africa
    Winter 2009, Professor Chris Brown

    PSCI 5107
    Globalizaton, Adjustment and Democracy in Africa
    Fall 2008, Professor Linda Freeman

    PSCI 5203
    Southern Africa after Apartheid
    Winter 2009, Professor Linda Freeman

    PSCI 5405
    Public Administration in Developing Countries
    Winter 2009, Professor Daniel Osabu-kle
     
    PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND MANAGEMENT

    PADM 5872
    Policy Seminar - International and Development Concentration: Public Policies in the Context of Reforms in Tanzania
    Fall 2008, Professor Amos Mhina, Visiting Scholar from the University of Dar es Salaam

    PADM 5872
    NGOs and Civil Society as agents of Development: Lessons from sub-saharan Africa
    Winter 2009, Professor Amos Mhina, Visiting Scholar from the University of Dar es Salaam

    SOCIOLOGY

    SOCI 3020
    Studies in Race and Ethnicity
    Fall 2008, Professor Amina Mire

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