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African Studies (AFRI) Faculty

African Studies (AFRI) Faculty

Program Chair
J. Galaty (Anthropology)
Program Committee
G. Campbell (History)
C. Chapman (Anthropology/ MSE)
K. Fallon (Sociology)
J. Jorgensen (Desautels Faculty of Management)
M. Lange (Sociology)
K. Medani (Political Science)
T. Meredith (Geography)
M. Popescu (English)
J. Unruh (Geography)
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration African Studies (18 credits)

A Minor Concentration African Studies is available for those students majoring in a discipline of the Faculty of Arts who wish to acquire interdisciplinary knowledge of Africa.

This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration African Studies.

Required Courses (6 credits)

AFRI 200 (3) Introduction to African Studies
AFRI 598 (3) Research Seminar in African Studies

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

12 credits selected as follows:

3 credits from the Group A or "core" course list and

9 credits from the Group B course list drawn from at least 2 disciplines with no more than 6 credits from any one discipline.

If courses listed below are not available in any particular year, modifications to the program may be made with the approval of the program adviser.

Students who wish to obtain program credit for other courses with African content should seek approval from the program adviser. African content may be found in certain courses offered in Islamic Studies and Religious Studies.

Group A

3 credits from:

ANTH 322 (3) Social Change in Modern Africa
HIST 200 (3) Introduction to African History
HIST 201 (3) Modern African History
POLI 324 (3) Developing Areas/Africa

Group B

9 credits from the Group B course lists below drawn from at least 2 disciplines with no more than 6 credits from any one discipline.

African Studies

AFRI 401 (3) Swahili Language and Culture
AFRI 480 (3) Special Topics 01
AFRI 481 (3) Special Topics 02
AFRI 499 (3) Arts Internships: African Studies

Anthropology

ANTH 212 (3) Anthropology of Development
ANTH 301 (3) Nomadic Pastoralists
ANTH 321 (3) Peoples and Cultures of Africa
ANTH 322 (3) Social Change in Modern Africa
ANTH 335 (3) Ancient Egyptian Civilization
ANTH 345 (3) Prehistory of Africa
ANTH 411 (3) Primate Studies & Conservation
ANTH 416 (3) Environment/Development: Africa
ANTH 445 (3) Property and Land Tenure

Economics

ECON 208 (3) Microeconomic Analysis and Applications
ECON 313 (3) Economic Development 1
ECON 416 (3) Topics in Economic Development 2

English

*Note: Course is counted only when African materials are taught.

ENGL 320* (3) Postcolonial Literature
ENGL 352* (3) Theories of Difference
ENGL 421 (3) African Literature

Geography

GEOG 216 (3) Geography of the World Economy
GEOG 403 (3) Global Health and Environmental Change
GEOG 404 (3) Environmental Management 2
GEOG 408 (3) Geography of Development
GEOG 410 (3) Geography of Underdevelopment: Current Problems
GEOG 416 (3) Africa South of the Sahara

History

HIST 200 (3) Introduction to African History
HIST 201 (3) Modern African History
HIST 374 (3) West Africa since 1800
HIST 381 (3) Colonial Africa: Health/Disease
HIST 382 (3) History of South Africa
HIST 396 (3) Disease in Africa Since 1960
HIST 413 (3) Independent Reading
HIST 486D1 (3) Topics: African Social History
HIST 486D2 (3) Topics: African Social History
HIST 528 (3) Indian Ocean World Slave Trade

Islamic Studies

ISLA 360 (3) Islam and Politics
ISLA 410 (3) History: Middle-East 1798-1918
ISLA 521D1 (4.5) Introductory Arabic
ISLA 521D2 (4.5) Introductory Arabic

Political Science

*Note: Course is counted only when African materials are taught.

POLI 227 (3) Developing Areas/Introduction
POLI 324 (3) Developing Areas/Africa
POLI 472 (3) Developing Areas/Social Movements
POLI 522* (3) Seminar: Developing Areas

Sociology

SOCI 365 (3) Health and Development
SOCI 370 (3) Sociology: Gender and Development
SOCI 446 (3) Colonialism and Society
SOCI 484 (3) Emerging Democratic States
SOCI 513 (3) Social Aspects HIV/AIDS in Africa
SOCI 550 (3) Developing Societies
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration African Studies (36 credits)

The Major Concentration African Studies provides students with an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the African continent.

Students wishing to major in African Studies should consult the program adviser at the beginning of their first academic year. In the African Studies Major Concentration, students will be encouraged to identify an area within a discipline of the Faculty, taking as many relevant courses as possible in that field.

Required Courses (6 credits)

AFRI 200 (3) Introduction to African Studies
AFRI 598 (3) Research Seminar in African Studies

Complementary Courses (30 credits)

30 credits selected as follows:

9 credits from the Group A or "core" course list and

21 credits from the Group B course list drawn from at least 3 disciplines with no more than 9 credits from any one discipline.

If courses listed below are not available in any particular year, modifications to the program may be made with the approval of the program adviser.

Students who wish to obtain program credit for other courses with African content should seek approval from the program adviser. African content may be found in certain courses offered in Islamic Studies and Religious Studies.

Group A

9 credits from:

ANTH 322 (3) Social Change in Modern Africa
HIST 200 (3) Introduction to African History
HIST 201 (3) Modern African History
POLI 324 (3) Developing Areas/Africa

Group B

21 credits from the Group B course lists below drawn from at least 3 disciplines with no more than 9 credits from any one discipline.

African Studies

AFRI 401 (3) Swahili Language and Culture
AFRI 480 (3) Special Topics 01
AFRI 481 (3) Special Topics 02
AFRI 499 (3) Arts Internships: African Studies

Anthropology

ANTH 212 (3) Anthropology of Development
ANTH 301 (3) Nomadic Pastoralists
ANTH 321 (3) Peoples and Cultures of Africa
ANTH 322 (3) Social Change in Modern Africa
ANTH 335 (3) Ancient Egyptian Civilization
ANTH 345 (3) Prehistory of Africa
ANTH 411 (3) Primate Studies & Conservation
ANTH 416 (3) Environment/Development: Africa
ANTH 445 (3) Property and Land Tenure

Economics

ECON 208 (3) Microeconomic Analysis and Applications
ECON 313 (3) Economic Development 1
ECON 416 (3) Topics in Economic Development 2

English

*Note: Course is counted only when African materials are taught.

ENGL 320* (3) Postcolonial Literature
ENGL 352* (3) Theories of Difference
ENGL 421 (3) African Literature

Geography

GEOG 216 (3) Geography of the World Economy
GEOG 403 (3) Global Health and Environmental Change
GEOG 404 (3) Environmental Management 2
GEOG 408 (3) Geography of Development
GEOG 410 (3) Geography of Underdevelopment: Current Problems
GEOG 416 (3) Africa South of the Sahara

History

HIST 200 (3) Introduction to African History
HIST 201 (3) Modern African History
HIST 374 (3) West Africa since 1800
HIST 381 (3) Colonial Africa: Health/Disease
HIST 382 (3) History of South Africa
HIST 396 (3) Disease in Africa Since 1960
HIST 413 (3) Independent Reading
HIST 486D1 (3) Topics: African Social History
HIST 486D2 (3) Topics: African Social History
HIST 528 (3) Indian Ocean World Slave Trade

Islamic Studies

ISLA 360 (3) Islam and Politics
ISLA 410 (3) History: Middle-East 1798-1918
ISLA 521D1 (4.5) Introductory Arabic
ISLA 521D2 (4.5) Introductory Arabic

Political Science

*Note: Course is counted only when African materials are taught.

POLI 227 (3) Developing Areas/Introduction
POLI 324 (3) Developing Areas/Africa
POLI 472 (3) Developing Areas/Social Movements
POLI 522* (3) Seminar: Developing Areas

Sociology

SOCI 365 (3) Health and Development
SOCI 370 (3) Sociology: Gender and Development
SOCI 446 (3) Colonialism and Society
SOCI 484 (3) Emerging Democratic States
SOCI 513 (3) Social Aspects HIV/AIDS in Africa
SOCI 550 (3) Developing Societies
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

African Studies(AFRI) Related Programs and Study Semesters

African Studies (AFRI) Related Programs and Study Semesters

African Field Study Semester

African Field Study Semester

See Field Studies and Study Abroad > African Field Study Semester for details of the 15-credit interdisciplinary AFSS.

Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

African Studies (AFRI)

Location

Location

  • General Inquiries:
  • Institute for the Study of International Development
  • Peterson Hall
  • 3460 McTavish Street, Room 126
  • Montreal, Quebec H3A 1X9
  • Adviser:
  • Lisa Stanischewski

About African Studies

About African Studies

The African Studies Program was established in 1969 and was the first of its kind in Canada. It offers interdisciplinary courses leading to a Minor or Major Concentration for students seeking to acquire a deeper understanding of the African continent and its diverse peoples. Students will acquire an appreciation of the contributions of Africa to world culture and civilization, and an awareness of the continent's current struggle to achieve development.

Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)