The aim of the course is to provide basic knowledge in the field of African Studies and its theoretical and methodological points of departure by providing an overview of Africa's historical, cultural and societal development. After accomplishing the course, the student is expected to:
Demonstrate a basic knowledge of Africa's historical, cultural and societal development.
The course provides an overview of Africa's historical, cultural and societal development. Themes like precolonial societies and livelihoods, the transatlantic slave trade, colonialism, and independence, and postcolonial transformations are described with the help of anthropological, archaeological and historical approaches and insights.
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
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.
The course can not be included in a degree together with African Studies A.