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University of Calgary Calendar 2022-2023 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions A African Studies AFST
African Studies AFST

For more information about these courses see the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology website: arts.ucalgary.ca/anthropology-archaeology.

Junior Course
African Studies 201       Introduction to African Studies
An inter/multidisciplinary study of the African continent, its people, culture and ecology with emphasis on the historic, socio-cultural, economic and political diversity within the continent.
Course Hours:
3 units (3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly African Studies 301)
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Senior Courses
African Studies 302       Anti-Black Racism in North America
Critical examination of the concepts and theories of anti-Black racism in North America and the intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, class, culture, politics and power, and privilege and inequality in the context of transnational migration.
Course Hours:
3 units (3-0)
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African Studies 303       Critical Contemporary Issues in Africa
Analysis of critical issues and themes of contemporary importance, which may include governance and democratization, human rights, resource extraction (e.g., energy, mining) and the environment, democratization, poverty and inequality, health, social movements, conflict, migration and refugees, and the continent’s dynamic and changing relations with the world.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
African Studies 201 or 301; and 3 units from the Field of African Studies.
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African Studies 305       Introduction to African/Black Diaspora
An inter/multidisciplinary examination of the evolution, and the diverse histories, cultures, identities, experiences and contribution of African/Black Transnational/Diaspora communities worldwide (e.g., African transnational, Black/African Diaspora in the Americas, Caribbean, Europe, Middle East and Asia.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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African Studies 400       Field Study in Africa
A field course for interdisciplinary study of a country or region of Africa, emphasizing the geographical, archaeological, historical, cultural, political, economic and artistic aspects.
Course Hours:
6 units; (72 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Program Co-ordinator.
Notes:
May be offered as part of a group study program. Additional fees may be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
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African Studies 401       Topics in African Studies
Interdisciplinary course on topics within the field of African Studies.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
African Studies 201 or 301; and 3 units from the Field of African Studies.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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African Studies 407       Topics in African and African Transnational Studies
An in-depth investigation of topics in African Diaspora and Transnationalism. Topics and content in any given year varies and depends on the instructor.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
African Studies 201 or 301; and 3 units from the Field of African Studies.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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African Studies 501       Capstone Seminar in African Studies
Study of a particular topic(s) or region(s) from an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective. Students will be required to examine how political, social, economic and cultural factors intersect to shape various issues in the African setting.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
3 units from African Studies 201 or 301; Anthropology 320, Political Science 371.
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