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.
Part of this course involves compulsory meetings on [Academic Skills] (evaluation of sources and structuring an academic paper), organised by the [EAV].
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.
Mode of instruction
Lectures. Including 4 hrs 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 (50%)
Resit for any part that has been graded < 5,0
How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.
Blackboard will be used for literature and assignments.
Literature available through blackboard.
Registration via uSis.
Registration A la carte and Contract
Inschrijven via uSis is verplicht.
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Studiecoördinator: P.C. Lai LL.M. MSc
Onderwijsadministratie: van Wijkplaats