Joint Honours (AFRI)

Joint Honours African Studies Component (36 credits)

Program Requirements

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 Introduction to African Studies (3 credits)
AFRI 480 Honours Thesis (3 credits) *
AFRI 598 Research Seminar in African Studies (3 credits)

* 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.

Complementary Courses (27 credits)

Group A

9 credits from:

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

Group B

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.

African Studies

AFRI 401 Swahili Language and Culture (3 credits)
AFRI 481 Special Topics 1 (3 credits)
AFRI 499 Arts Internships: African Studies (3 credits)

Anthropology

ANTH 212 Anthropology of Development (3 credits)
ANTH 222 Legal Anthropology (3 credits)
ANTH 301 Nomadic Pastoralists (3 credits)
ANTH 322 Social Change in Modern Africa (3 credits)
ANTH 355 Theories of Culture and Society (3 credits)
ANTH 411 Primate Studies & Conservation (3 credits)
ANTH 416 Environment/Development: Africa (3 credits)
ANTH 451 Research in Society and Development in Africa (3 credits)

Economics

ECON 208 Microeconomic Analysis and Applications (3 credits)
ECON 313 Economic Development 1 (3 credits)
ECON 314 Economic Development 2 (3 credits)

English

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

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

Geography

GEOG 216 Geography of the World Economy (3 credits)
GEOG 302 Environmental Management 1 (3 credits)
GEOG 403 Global Health and Environmental Change (3 credits)
GEOG 404 Environmental Management 2 (3 credits) *
GEOG 408 Geography of Development (3 credits)
GEOG 410 Geography of Underdevelopment: Current Problems (3 credits)
GEOG 416 Africa South of the Sahara (3 credits) *
GEOG 423 Dilemmas of Development (3 credits) *
GEOG 451 Research in Society and Development in Africa (3 credits) *
GEOG 493 Health and Environment in Africa (3 credits) *

* Note: Normally offered as field courses (in African Studies Field Semester)

History

HIST 200 Introduction to African History (3 credits)
HIST 201 Modern African History (3 credits)
HIST 382 History of South Africa (3 credits)
HIST 413 Independent Research (3 credits)
HIST 444 British Colonies: Africa and Asia (3 credits)
HIST 528 Indian Ocean World Slave Trade (3 credits)

Islamic Studies

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

Political Science

* 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 Developing Areas/Introduction (3 credits)
POLI 324 Developing Areas/Africa (3 credits)
POLI 522 Seminar: Developing Areas (3 credits) *

Sociology

SOCI 365 Health and Development (3 credits)
SOCI 370 Sociology: Gender and Development (3 credits)
SOCI 446 Colonialism and Society (3 credits)
SOCI 484 Emerging Democratic States (3 credits)
SOCI 513 Social Aspects HIV/AIDS in Africa (3 credits)
SOCI 550 Developing Societies (3 credits)