Course can be taught in English on request.
The course offers an introduction to the Languages and Cultures of Africa. Topics that are covered are: Geography, Nature, Climate, Social organisation, Agriculture, Linguistic landscape, Body and Health, Masks, City planning and architecture, etc
Special attention is paid to the relevance of language and culture for these topics.
Basic knowledge about the African continent; insight into the relevance of language and culture for the understanding of Africa.
General: searching and selecting information; use of libraries, developing style in writing.
Some meetings of the tailor-made programme Academic Skills are a compulsory part of the course.
1st semester, 1st en 2nd block, once a week, 2 hours. See Collegerooster
Mode of instruction
Lectures. Including 4 extra lectures Academic Skills.
Total: 140 hrs (5 EC)
Lectures: 34 hrs
Assignments: 56 hrs
Writing article: 50 hrs
Test on geographical knowledge pass conditional;
presenting and writing a short encyclopedic article (50%),
5-6 assignments (30%)
Participation in “Dowden” discussion (20%)
Resit for any part that has been graded < 5,0
Blackboard will be used for literature and assignments.
Dowden, Richard. Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles; additional literature available through blackboard.
Registration via uSis.