TAFANPS15U Compulsory course (1st. semester): Nature, Population and Society in Africa
MA programme in African Studies
This course has two inter-related objectives. On the one hand it aims to provide students with a basic grounding in the kinds of academic disciplines, theoretical perspectives, analytic themes and empirical topics that are the foundation of the contemporary field of African Studies. On the other hand, through the use of such rich resources, the course aims to illuminate and engage critically with the immense diversity of people and places, institutions and politics, histories and geographies, ideas and representations, that constitute what has come to be known as ‘Africa’. Taking such diversity and dynamism in the continent seriously requires a multi-disciplinary approach. In this regard, the course will combine the theoretical, methodological and empirical contributions of historians, anthropologists, geographers, sociologists, political scientists, political economists and environmentalists, as well as writers and artists.
The aim is for the student to acquire the following qualifications:
- Knowledge of key themes and theories related to African Studies.
- Knowledge of the disciplines that is central to the course’s focus on nature, population and society in Africa, especially geography, history, anthropology, sociology and political science.
- Command of interdisciplinary working methods and research methodologies within African Studies.
- Class Instruction
- Course Preparation
CAS MA students admitted 1 September 2016 wil automatic be
registered for this course.
Other CAS MA students have to register for the course at KUnet.
Professional Master students has to hand in a registration form.
Please read here: http://teol.ku.dk/cas/studentinformation/courses/course_registration/
- 15 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignment, 7 days
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- External censorship
- Exam period
Criteria for exam assesment
The grade of 12 is given at the exam when the student demonstrates:
- Confident knowledge of the disciplines, history and academic terminology of African Studies.
- Confident ability to identify, define and consider an issue from an interdisciplinary and critical-analytical perspective.
- Confident ability to choose, analyse and present the material relevant to the issue in question in an independent and critical manner.
- Confident command of methodologies and concepts within the key disciplines of African Studies as well as contemporary research discussions.
- Confident ability to communicate academic material in a clear, concise and well-argued manner.