Syllabus for Africa in the 2000s

Afrika på 2000-talet

A revised version of the syllabus is available.

Syllabus

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 5KA125
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Cultural Anthropology G1N

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2020-05-27
  • Established by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: Spring 2021
  • Entry requirements: General entry requirements and History 1b/1a1+1a2, Social Studies 1b/1a1+1a2 or History A, Civics A
  • Responsible department: Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide basic knowledge of contemporary African political, economic and cultural contexts. After accomplishing the course, the student is expected to:

  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of contemporary African political, economic and cultural contexts.

Content

The course deals with contemporary African political, economic and cultural contexts. In particular, questions of postcoloniality and globalisation, democracy and development are analysed. A particular focus concerns health and wellbeing.

Instruction

The teaching is composed of lectures, seminars, group exercises, film screenings and study visits. An active participation is recommended during lectures and mandatory in seminars and group exercises. Students can only get supervision during the ordinary course period.

Assessment

Examination of is organised according to one or several of the following forms: written examination, PM-writing, group work, active participation or oral exam. The student is evaluated with one of the following notes: Pass, Not pass, or Pass with Distinction.

Other directives

The course cannot be included in a degree together with African Studies A.

Syllabus Revisions

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Spring 2021

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Grinker, Roy Richard; Lubkemann, Stephen C.; Steiner, Christopher Burghard Perspectives on Africa : a reader in culture, history, and representation

    2nd ed.: Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010

    Find in the library

  • 'Nothing will be as before!' : Anthropological perspectives on political practice and democratic culture in 'a new Burkina Faso' Hagberg, Sten; Kibora, Ludovic; Barry, Sidi; Gnessi, Siaka; Konkobo, Adjara

    Uppsala: Uppsala University, 2018

    Find in the library