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The core curriculum

A full semester of credits is offered, with 2 required "context courses" that engage all participants in structured observation, theoretical interpretation, and thorough discussion of the ecological and cultural aspects of the trip, and with a selection of opportunities for advanced study with leading scholars in Arts or Science curriculum areas.

Courses will be run in three sessions, each of three weeks. At least two McGill faculty members will be with the group in each session.

We encourage students to take courses from outside their discipline to enhance both their academic experience and African experience of the Canadian Field Studies in Africa Program. If you are an Arts student, please consider taking a Science course, and if you are a Science Student, please consider taking a Humanities course. All students must take both context courses.

Note: The course list provided on this page is for reference only. Note that the courses are subject to change and are not necessarily offered every year.


Context Courses

ANTH 451 Res in Society & Dev in Africa 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

or
GEOG 451 Res in Society & Dev in Africa 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

***AND***

BIOL 451 Res in Ecol&Develop in Africa 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

or
NRSC 451 Res in Ecol&Develop in Africa 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


Arts Courses

ANTH 345 Course not available

ANTH 411 Primate Studies & Conservation 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ANTH 416 Environment/Dev: Africa 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GEOG 404 Environmental Management 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GEOG 423 Dilemmas of Development 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GEOG 493 Health & Environment in Africa 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 413 Independent Research 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


Science Courses

BIOL 428 Biological Diversity in Africa 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BIOL 429 East African Ecology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

NRSC 405 Natural History of East Africa 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

NUTR 403 Nutrition in Society 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

REDM 405 Natural History of East Africa 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

WILD 420 Ornithology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer