- African Studies (AFRI) Faculty
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration African Studies (18 credits)
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration African Studies (36 credits)
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Joint Honours African Studies Component (36 credits)
- African Studies (AFRI) Related Programs and Study Semesters
African Studies (AFRI)
- Institute for the Study of International Development
- Peterson Hall, Room 126
- 3460 McTavish Street
- Montreal QC H3A 0E6
- Telephone: 514-398-4804
- Fax: 514-398-8432
- Email: ids [at] mcgill.ca
- Website: www.mcgill.ca/isid/teaching-programs/undergraduate/afri
- Adviser: Kirsty McKinnon (Acting) or Lisa Stanischewski
- Email: kirsty.mckinnon [at] mcgill.ca
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.
African Studies (AFRI) Faculty
African Studies (AFRI) Faculty
|K. Medani; B.A.(Brown), M.A.(G'town), M.A., Ph.D.(Calif., Berk.) – Political Science|
|G. Campbell; B.Soc.Sc., M.Soc.Sc.(Birm.), Ph.D.(Wales) (Canada Research Chair) – History and Classical Studies|
|C. Chapman; B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.(Alta.) – Anthropology/MSE|
|E. Elbourne; B.A., M.A.(Tor.), D.Phil.(Oxf.) – History and Classical Studies|
|J. Jorgensen; B.A., M.A.(N. Carolina), Ph.D.(McG.) – Desautels Faculty of Management|
|M. Popescu; B.A., M.A.(Bucharest), M.A.(Windsor), Ph.D.(Penn.) – English|
|J. Soske; M.A.(Berk.), Ph.D.(Tor.) – History and Classical Studies|
|J. Unruh; M.S.(Wisc.), Ph.D.(Ariz.) – Geography|
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration African Studies (18 credits)
The 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.
For more information, see Minor Concentration African Studies (18 credits).
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. ...
For more information, see Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (36 credits).
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Joint Honours African Studies Component (36 credits)
The Joint Honours program in African Studies provides students with an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the African continent.
Students wishing to study at the Honours level in two disciplines can combine Joint Honours program components in any two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs". Joint Honours students should consult an adviser in each department to discuss their course selection and their interdisciplinary Honours thesis (if applicable). Joint Honours students are expected to maintain a program GPA of 3.30 and, according to Faculty regulations a minimum CGPA of 3.00 in general.
At least 9 of the 36 credits must be at the 400 level or above.
Required Courses (9 credits)
|AFRI 200||(3)||Introduction to African Studies|
|AFRI 480*||(3)||Honours Thesis|
|AFRI 598||(3)||Research Seminar in African Studies|
* Honours Thesis course must be taken for the AFRI Joint Honours component. Students must meet the specific requirements regarding Thesis credits of their second program in addition to the AFRI 480 Honours Thesis.
18 credits from the Group B course lists below drawn from at least 3 disciplines with no more than 9 credits from any one discipline.
|ANTH 212||(3)||Anthropology of Development|
|ANTH 222||(3)||Legal Anthropology|
|ANTH 301||(3)||Nomadic Pastoralists|
|ANTH 322||(3)||Social Change in Modern Africa|
|ANTH 355||(3)||Theories of Culture and Society|
|ANTH 411||(3)||Primate Studies & Conservation|
|ANTH 416||(3)||Environment/Development: Africa|
|ANTH 451||(3)||Research in Society and Development in Africa|
|GEOG 216||(3)||Geography of the World Economy|
|GEOG 302||(3)||Environmental Management 1|
|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|
|GEOG 423*||(3)||Dilemmas of Development|
|GEOG 451*||(3)||Research in Society and Development in Africa|
|GEOG 493*||(3)||Health and Environment in Africa|
* Note: Normally offered as field courses (in African Studies Field Semester)
* Note: Course is counted only when African materials are taught. Admission to this course will be subject to the Political Science departmental requirements and approval of the Departmental Honours Adviser. Priority will be given to Political Science students.
|POLI 227||(3)||Developing Areas/Introduction|
|POLI 324||(3)||Developing Areas/Africa|
|POLI 522*||(3)||Seminar: Developing Areas|