Africa: Histories, Ecologies, and Sustainabilities, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Spring 2023, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 16 January 2023

    End date: 26 March 2023

    Application deadline: 17 October 2022

    Application code: UU-00128 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

    Registration: 15 December 2022 – 15 January 2023

  • Spring 2023, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 16 January 2023

    End date: 26 March 2023

    Application deadline: 17 October 2022

    Application code: UU-00130 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Visby

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

    Registration: 15 December 2022 – 15 January 2023

Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12,500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,500

Please note: The course overlaps with 5AR007 Africa: Food, Metals, and Towns and cannot be included in the same degree.

About the course

The course is orientated to students from archaeology, history, or sustainability who want to achieve an in-depth understanding of African archaeology and history and understand the linkages between historical knowledge and sustainability. For students coming from the field of sustainability studies with an interest in African continent, the course gives a necessary historical background to understanding the current society and landscape. The early innovations in food production, and later experimentation with new crops, are important reference points for knowledge and perspectives on sustainable agriculture and management of food today.

The course also goes through past patterns of urbanism and centralised organisation of trade and resources, which allows for a better understanding of urban challenges and futures. Landscape history is fundamental to conservation management, development and landscape planning. Through case studies, the course will zoom in on regions or periods in time that can serve as illustrative examples of societal transitions in farming, urbanism and landscape management.

More information

Contact

Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3H

Box 626, 751 26 UPPSALA

Telephone: 018-471 2093

Email: info@arkeologi.uu.se

Course administrator

Telephone: +46 18 471 20 93

info@arkeologi.uu.se