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Institute of African Studies
(Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Faculty of Public Affairs)
439 Paterson Hall
613-520-2600 ext. 2220
http://www2.carleton.ca/africanstudies/

This section presents the requirements for programs in:

Program Requirements

Some of the courses listed have prerequisites that are not explicitly included in the program. Students should note that it is their responsibility to ensure that they have completed the prerequisites for any courses that they wish to take.

Other courses with relevant subject matter such as special topics or courses taken on exchange at the University of Ottawa may be substituted, with permission of the Institute.

Institute Language Requirement

The Institute requires Honours students to demonstrate proficiency in at least one language relevant to Africa other than English. The Institute will maintain a list of those languages suitable for meeting this requirement. Students may demonstrate proficiency either through the completion of any first-year course (or its approved equivalent) in a relevant language offered at Carleton or through passing a language proficiency test administered by the Institute. In the case of the language proficiency test, availability of the test in a given language will depend upon faculty resource availability.

African Studies
B.A. Combined Honours (20.0 credits)

A. Credits included in the African Studies Major CGPA (7.0 credits)
1. 1.0 credit from: Foundations1.0
AFRI 1001 [0.5]
& AFRI 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to African Studies I
Introduction to African Studies II
or FYSM 1901 [1.0]
Selected Topics in African Studies
2. 1.0 credit from: African Regions1.0
AFRI 2002 [0.5]
The Horn of Africa
AFRI 2003 [0.5]
The Great Lakes Region of Africa
AFRI 2004 [0.5]
North Africa
AFRI 2005 [0.5]
West Africa
AFRI 2006 [0.5]
Southern Africa
3. 1.0 credit from: Intermediate African Studies1.0
AFRI 3001 [0.5]
Globalization and Popular Culture in Africa
AFRI 3002 [0.5]
Regions in Africa: Cultures, Society, Politics
AFRI 3003 [0.5]
African Social and Political Thought
AFRI 3004 [0.5]
The African City
AFRI 3005 [0.5]
African Migrations and Diasporas
AFRI 3100 [0.5]
African Studies Abroad: Selected Topics
AFRI 3900 [0.5]
Placement
Note: only one of AFRI 3100 or AFRI 3900 can be used towards this requirement.
4. 1.0 credit from: History1.0
HIST 2706 [0.5]
Ancient and Pre-Colonial Africa
HIST 2707 [0.5]
Modern Africa
HIST 3702 [0.5]
The Scramble for Africa, 1876-1918
HIST 3717 [0.5]
Gender and Sexuality in Africa
HIST 3906 [0.5]
Topics in World History (African topic)
5. 0.5 credit from: Politics0.5
PSCI 3100 [0.5]
Politics of Development in Africa
PSCI 3101 [0.5]
Politics of War in Africa
PSCI 4203 [0.5]
Southern Africa After Apartheid
PSCI 4207 [0.5]
Globalization, Adjustment and Democracy in Africa
PSCI 4802 [0.5]
International Politics of Africa
6. 0.5 credit from: Anthropology0.5
ANTH 2620 [0.5]
Ethnography of Sub-Saharan Africa
ANTH 2660 [0.5]
Ethnography of North Africa
ANTH 4620 [0.5]
Advanced Studies in Contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa: Current Issues in Anthropological Research
7. 0.5 credit from: Literature and Culture0.5
African Cinema
ENGL 2926 [0.5]
African Literatures I
ENGL 2927 [0.5]
African Literatures II
FREN 4212 [0.5]
Littératures francophones
MUSI 4105 [0.5]
Issues and Processes in African Music
8. 0.5 credit from: Context for African Studies0.5
AFRI 3100 [0.5]
African Studies Abroad: Selected Topics
AFRI 3900 [0.5]
Placement
AFRI 4900 [0.5]
Tutorial in African Studies
Race and Ethnicity
ANTH 2850 [0.5]
Development and Underdevelopment
Studies in Race and Ethnicity
ANTH 3025 [0.5]
Anthropology and Human Rights
ANTH 3800 [0.5]
Studies in Applied and Participatory Anthropology
Advanced Studies in Race and Ethnicity
CHST 3303 [0.5]
Children’s Rights
ECON 3508 [0.5]
Introduction to Economic Development
ECON 3509 [0.5]
Development Planning and Project Evaluation
ECON 3510 [0.5]
African Economic Development
ECON 4507 [0.5]
The Economics of Development
ECON 4508 [0.5]
International Aspects of Economic Development
ENGL 2957 [0.5]
Literatures of the Americas II
ENGL 3940 [0.5]
Studies in Diaspora Lit.
ENGL 4802 [0.5]
Race, Ethnicity and Canadian Lit.
ENGL 4975 [0.5]
Issues in Postcolonial Theory
GEOG 2200 [0.5]
Global Connections
GEOG 3209 [0.5]
Sustainability and Environment in the South
HIST 2312 [0.5]
History of the Indian Ocean World
HIST 2710 [0.5]
Introduction to Caribbean History
HIST 3111 [0.5]
History of Humanitarian Aid
HIST 3406 [0.5]
African-American Women
HIST 3710 [0.5]
Themes in Caribbean History
HUMR 3001 [0.5]
Special Topics in Human Rights
HUMR 3301 [0.5]
Racialization, Racism and Human Rights
HUMR 3303 [0.5]
Children's Rights
HUMR 3401 [0.5]
Histories of Persecution and Genocide
LAWS 3602 [0.5]
International Human Rights
LAWS 4603 [0.5]
Transitional Justice
MUSI 2005 [0.5]
Introduction to Jazz History
MUSI 2008 [0.5]
Music of the World's Peoples
MUSI 3106 [0.5]
Popular Musics of the World
MUSI 4005 [0.5]
Issues in Jazz Studies
PSCI 2102 [0.5]
Comparative Politics of the Global South
PSCI 3302 [0.5]
Comparative Political Thought
PSCI 3502 [0.5]
Gender and Politics: Global South
PSCI 3805 [0.5]
Politics of Race
PSCI 4104 [0.5]
Development in the Global South - Theory and Practice
PSCI 4105 [0.5]
Selected Problems in Development in the Global South
PSCI 4409 [0.5]
Issues in Development Management
PSCI 4505 [0.5]
Transitions to Democracy
RELI 2230 [0.5]
Global Christianity
SOWK 3206 [0.5]
Community Development and Social Change in an International Context
SOWK 3207 [0.5]
Human Rights Practice in Civil Society
TSES 4011 [0.5]
Technology and Society: Development
WGST 2800 [0.5]
Intersectional Identities
9. 0.5 credit from: Honours Seminars0.5
History of 'The African Child'
AFRI 4050 [0.5]
Selected Topics in African Studies
ANTH 4620 [0.5]
Advanced Studies in Contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa: Current Issues in Anthropological Research
PSCI 4203 [0.5]
Southern Africa After Apartheid
PSCI 4207 [0.5]
Globalization, Adjustment and Democracy in Africa
PSCI 4802 [0.5]
International Politics of Africa
10. 0.5 credit in: Capstone Honours Seminar0.5
AFRI 4000 [0.5]
Advanced Topics in African Studies
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (13.0 credits)13.0
11. The requirements of the other discipline must be satisfied
12. The Institute language requirement must be met
13. Sufficient free electives to make 20.0 credits for the degree
Total Credits20.0

African Studies
B.A. General (15.0 credits)

A. Credits included in the African Studies Major CGPA (6.0 credits)
1. 1.0 credit in: Foundations1.0
AFRI 1001 [0.5]
& AFRI 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to African Studies I
Introduction to African Studies II
or FYSM 1901 [1.0]
Selected Topics in African Studies
2. 1.0 credit from: African Regions1.0
AFRI 2002 [0.5]
The Horn of Africa
AFRI 2003 [0.5]
The Great Lakes Region of Africa
AFRI 2004 [0.5]
North Africa
AFRI 2005 [0.5]
West Africa
AFRI 2006 [0.5]
Southern Africa
3. 1.0 credit from: Intermediate African Studies1.0
AFRI 3001 [0.5]
Globalization and Popular Culture in Africa
AFRI 3002 [0.5]
Regions in Africa: Cultures, Society, Politics
AFRI 3003 [0.5]
African Social and Political Thought
AFRI 3004 [0.5]
The African City
AFRI 3005 [0.5]
African Migrations and Diasporas
AFRI 3100 [0.5]
African Studies Abroad: Selected Topics
AFRI 3900 [0.5]
Placement
Note: only one of AFRI 3100 or AFRI 3900 can be used towards this requirement.
4. 0.5 credit from: History0.5
HIST 2706 [0.5]
Ancient and Pre-Colonial Africa
HIST 2707 [0.5]
Modern Africa
HIST 3702 [0.5]
The Scramble for Africa, 1876-1918
HIST 3717 [0.5]
Gender and Sexuality in Africa
5. 0.5 credit from: Politics0.5
PSCI 3100 [0.5]
Politics of Development in Africa
PSCI 3101 [0.5]
Politics of War in Africa
6. 0.5 credit from: Anthropology0.5
ANTH 2620 [0.5]
Ethnography of Sub-Saharan Africa
ANTH 2660 [0.5]
Ethnography of North Africa
7. 0.5 credit from: Literature and Culture0.5
African Cinema
ENGL 2926 [0.5]
African Literatures I
ENGL 2927 [0.5]
African Literatures II
8. 0.5 credit from: African Diaspora0.5
ENGL 2957 [0.5]
Literatures of the Americas II
ENGL 3940 [0.5]
Studies in Diaspora Lit.
HIST 2710 [0.5]
Introduction to Caribbean History
HIST 3406 [0.5]
African-American Women
HIST 3710 [0.5]
Themes in Caribbean History
MUSI 2005 [0.5]
Introduction to Jazz History
9. 0.5 credit from: Context for African Studies0.5
Race and Ethnicity
ANTH 2850 [0.5]
Development and Underdevelopment
Studies in Race and Ethnicity
ANTH 3025 [0.5]
Anthropology and Human Rights
ANTH 3800 [0.5]
Studies in Applied and Participatory Anthropology
CHST 3303 [0.5]
Children’s Rights
ECON 3508 [0.5]
Introduction to Economic Development
ECON 3509 [0.5]
Development Planning and Project Evaluation
ECON 3510 [0.5]
African Economic Development
GEOG 2200 [0.5]
Global Connections
GEOG 3209 [0.5]
Sustainability and Environment in the South
HIST 2312 [0.5]
History of the Indian Ocean World
HIST 3111 [0.5]
History of Humanitarian Aid
HIST 3406 [0.5]
African-American Women
HUMR 3001 [0.5]
Special Topics in Human Rights
HUMR 3301 [0.5]
Racialization, Racism and Human Rights
HUMR 3303 [0.5]
Children's Rights
HUMR 3401 [0.5]
Histories of Persecution and Genocide
LAWS 3602 [0.5]
International Human Rights
MUSI 2008 [0.5]
Music of the World's Peoples
MUSI 3106 [0.5]
Popular Musics of the World
PSCI 2102 [0.5]
Comparative Politics of the Global South
PSCI 3302 [0.5]
Comparative Political Thought
PSCI 3502 [0.5]
Gender and Politics: Global South
PSCI 3805 [0.5]
Politics of Race
RELI 2230 [0.5]
Global Christianity
SOWK 3206 [0.5]
Community Development and Social Change in an International Context
SOWK 3207 [0.5]
Human Rights Practice in Civil Society
WGST 2800 [0.5]
Intersectional Identities
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (9.0 credits)9.0
10. 9.0 credits in free electives.
11. The Institute language requirement must be met.
Total Credits15.0

Bachelor of Global and International Studies (B.G.In.S.)

Note: Details regarding graduation requirements, the international experience requirement, and the language requirement for the B.G.In.S. degree can be found at the B.G.In.S. program page.

Specialization in Africa and Globalization
B.G.In.S. Honours (20.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (12.0 credits)
1.  4.5 credits in: Core Courses4.5
GINS 1000 [0.5]
Global History
GINS 1010 [0.5]
International Law and Politics
GINS 1020 [0.5]
Ethnography, Globalization and Culture
GINS 2000 [0.5]
Ethics and Globalization
GINS 2010 [0.5]
Globalization and International Economic Issues
GINS 2020 [0.5]
Global Literatures
GINS 3010 [0.5]
Global and International Theory
GINS 3020 [0.5]
Places, Boundaries, Movements and Global Environmental Change
GINS 4090 [0.5]
Honours Seminar in Global and International Studies
2.  7.5 credits in: the Specialization
Note: Language Requirement - Students choosing the Africa and Globalisation Specialization must fulfill their language requirement with a language relevant to Africa other than English. The Program Director will maintain a list of those languages suitable for this requirement.
a. 1.0 credit in: Foundations1.0
AFRI 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to African Studies I
AFRI 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to African Studies II
b. 1.0 credit from: African Regions1.0
AFRI 2002 [0.5]
The Horn of Africa
AFRI 2003 [0.5]
The Great Lakes Region of Africa
AFRI 2004 [0.5]
North Africa
AFRI 2005 [0.5]
West Africa
AFRI 2006 [0.5]
Southern Africa
c. 1.0 credit from: Intermediate African Studies1.0
AFRI 3001 [0.5]
Globalization and Popular Culture in Africa
AFRI 3002 [0.5]
Regions in Africa: Cultures, Society, Politics
AFRI 3003 [0.5]
African Social and Political Thought
AFRI 3004 [0.5]
The African City
AFRI 3005 [0.5]
African Migrations and Diasporas
d. 0.5 credit from: African Experience0.5
AFRI 3100 [0.5]
African Studies Abroad: Selected Topics
AFRI 3900 [0.5]
Placement
or 0.5 credit on an approved exchange program at an African university or research institution
e. 0.5 credit from: History0.5
HIST 2706 [0.5]
Ancient and Pre-Colonial Africa
HIST 2707 [0.5]
Modern Africa
HIST 3702 [0.5]
The Scramble for Africa, 1876-1918
HIST 3717 [0.5]
Gender and Sexuality in Africa
HIST 3906 [0.5]
Topics in World History (topic on Africa)
f. 0.5 credit from: Politics0.5
PSCI 3100 [0.5]
Politics of Development in Africa
PSCI 3101 [0.5]
Politics of War in Africa
g. 0.5 credit from Anthropology0.5
ANTH 2620 [0.5]
Ethnography of Sub-Saharan Africa
ANTH 2660 [0.5]
Ethnography of North Africa
h. 0.5 credit from: Literature and Culture0.5
AFRI 3609 [0.5]
African Cinema
ENGL 2926 [0.5]
African Literatures I
ENGL 3940 [0.5]
Studies in Diaspora Lit.
FREN 4212 [0.5]
Littératures francophones
MUSI 4105 [0.5]
Issues and Processes in African Music
i. 0.5 credit from: African Diaspora0.5
ENGL 2957 [0.5]
Literatures of the Americas II
ENGL 3940 [0.5]
Studies in Diaspora Lit.
ENGL 4975 [0.5]
Issues in Postcolonial Theory
HIST 2710 [0.5]
Introduction to Caribbean History
HIST 3403 [1.0]
Comparative Slavery and Emancipation in the Atlantic World
HIST 3406 [0.5]
African-American Women
HIST 3710 [0.5]
Themes in Caribbean History
MUSI 2005 [0.5]
Introduction to Jazz History
MUSI 4005 [0.5]
Issues in Jazz Studies
j. 0.5 credit in: Core Honours Seminar0.5
AFRI 4000 [0.5]
Advanced Topics in African Studies
k. 1.0 credit from: Honours Seminars and Honours Research Essay1.0
History of 'The African Child'
AFRI 4050 [0.5]
Selected Topics in African Studies
ANTH 4620 [0.5]
Advanced Studies in Contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa: Current Issues in Anthropological Research
GINS 4908 [1.0]
Honours Research Essay
PSCI 4203 [0.5]
Southern Africa After Apartheid
PSCI 4207 [0.5]
Globalization, Adjustment and Democracy in Africa
PSCI 4802 [0.5]
International Politics of Africa
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (8.0 credits)
3.  8.0 credits in: Free Electives8.0
C. Additional Requirements
4. The International Experience requirement must be met.
5. The Language requirement must be met.
Total Credits20.0

Stream in Africa and Globalization
B.G.In.S. General (15.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (8.0 credits)
1.  4.0 credits in: Core Courses4.0
GINS 1000 [0.5]
Global History
GINS 1010 [0.5]
International Law and Politics
GINS 1020 [0.5]
Ethnography, Globalization and Culture
GINS 2000 [0.5]
Ethics and Globalization
GINS 2010 [0.5]
Globalization and International Economic Issues
GINS 2020 [0.5]
Global Literatures
GINS 3010 [0.5]
Global and International Theory
GINS 3020 [0.5]
Places, Boundaries, Movements and Global Environmental Change
2.  4.0 credits from: the Stream4.0
Note: Language Requirement -- Students choosing the Africa and Globalisation Stream must fulfill their language requirement with a language relevant to Africa other than English. The Program Director will maintain a list of those languages suitable for this requirement.
a. Foundations
AFRI 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to African Studies I
AFRI 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to African Studies II
b. African Regions
AFRI 2002 [0.5]
The Horn of Africa
AFRI 2003 [0.5]
The Great Lakes Region of Africa
AFRI 2004 [0.5]
North Africa
AFRI 2005 [0.5]
West Africa
AFRI 2006 [0.5]
Southern Africa
c. Intermediate African Studies
AFRI 3001 [0.5]
Globalization and Popular Culture in Africa
AFRI 3002 [0.5]
Regions in Africa: Cultures, Society, Politics
AFRI 3003 [0.5]
African Social and Political Thought
AFRI 3004 [0.5]
The African City
AFRI 3005 [0.5]
African Migrations and Diasporas
d. African Experience
AFRI 3100 [0.5]
African Studies Abroad: Selected Topics
AFRI 3900 [0.5]
Placement
e. History
HIST 2706 [0.5]
Ancient and Pre-Colonial Africa
HIST 2707 [0.5]
Modern Africa
HIST 3702 [0.5]
The Scramble for Africa, 1876-1918
HIST 3717 [0.5]
Gender and Sexuality in Africa
HIST 3906 [0.5]
Topics in World History (African topic)
f. Politics
PSCI 3100 [0.5]
Politics of Development in Africa
PSCI 3101 [0.5]
Politics of War in Africa
g. Anthropology
ANTH 2620 [0.5]
Ethnography of Sub-Saharan Africa
ANTH 2660 [0.5]
Ethnography of North Africa
h. Literature and Culture
AFRI 3609 [0.5]
African Cinema
ENGL 2926 [0.5]
African Literatures I
ENGL 2927 [0.5]
African Literatures II
FREN 4212 [0.5]
Littératures francophones
MUSI 4105 [0.5]
Issues and Processes in African Music
h. African Diaspora
ENGL 2957 [0.5]
Literatures of the Americas II
ENGL 3940 [0.5]
Studies in Diaspora Lit.
HIST 2710 [0.5]
Introduction to Caribbean History
HIST 3403 [1.0]
Comparative Slavery and Emancipation in the Atlantic World
HIST 3406 [0.5]
African-American Women
HIST 3710 [0.5]
Themes in Caribbean History
MUSI 2005 [0.5]
Introduction to Jazz History
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (7.0 credits)
3.  7.0 credits in free electives7.0
C. Additional Requirements
4. The language requirement must be met.
Total Credits15.0

Minor in African Studies (4.0 credits)

Requirements:

Open to all undergraduate students not in African Studies or in the B.G.In.S. Specialization or Stream in Africa and Globalization.
1. 1.0 credit in: Foundations1.0
AFRI 1001 [0.5]
& AFRI 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to African Studies I
Introduction to African Studies II
or FYSM 1901 [1.0]
Selected Topics in African Studies
2. 0.5 credit from: African Regions0.5
AFRI 2002 [0.5]
The Horn of Africa
AFRI 2003 [0.5]
The Great Lakes Region of Africa
AFRI 2004 [0.5]
North Africa
AFRI 2005 [0.5]
West Africa
AFRI 2006 [0.5]
Southern Africa
3. 0.5 credit from: Intermediate African Studies0.5
AFRI 3001 [0.5]
Globalization and Popular Culture in Africa
AFRI 3002 [0.5]
Regions in Africa: Cultures, Society, Politics
AFRI 3003 [0.5]
African Social and Political Thought
AFRI 3004 [0.5]
The African City
AFRI 3005 [0.5]
African Migrations and Diasporas
4. 0.5 credit from: History0.5
HIST 2706 [0.5]
Ancient and Pre-Colonial Africa
HIST 2707 [0.5]
Modern Africa
HIST 3702 [0.5]
The Scramble for Africa, 1876-1918
HIST 3717 [0.5]
Gender and Sexuality in Africa
HIST 3906 [0.5]
Topics in World History (African Topic)
5. 0.5 credit from: Politics0.5
PSCI 3100 [0.5]
Politics of Development in Africa
PSCI 3101 [0.5]
Politics of War in Africa
6. 0.5 credit from: Anthropology0.5
ANTH 2620 [0.5]
Ethnography of Sub-Saharan Africa
ANTH 2660 [0.5]
Ethnography of North Africa
7. 0.5 credit from: Literature, Culture and Diaspora Studies0.5
African Cinema
ENGL 2926 [0.5]
African Literatures I
ENGL 2927 [0.5]
African Literatures II
ENGL 2957 [0.5]
Literatures of the Americas II
ENGL 3940 [0.5]
Studies in Diaspora Lit.
HIST 2710 [0.5]
Introduction to Caribbean History
HIST 3406 [0.5]
African-American Women
HIST 3710 [0.5]
Themes in Caribbean History
MUSI 2005 [0.5]
Introduction to Jazz History
8. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.
Total Credits4.0

African Studies (AFRI) Courses

AFRI 1001 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to African Studies I

Introduction to African studies, including history, geography, literature, and the arts.
Lecture three hours per week, or two-hour lecture and one hour discussion group per week.

AFRI 1002 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to African Studies II

Introduction to contemporary political, economic, and social dimensions of Africa.
Lecture three hours per week.

AFRI 2002 [0.5 credit]
The Horn of Africa

The economic, social and political challenges facing the Horn of Africa, placing them in historical and global context. These countries may be discussed: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan.
Prerequisite(s): AFRI 1001 or AFRI 1002 or FYSM 1901 or permission of the Institute of African Studies.
Lecture three hours a week, or two-hour lecture and one-hour discussion group per week.

AFRI 2003 [0.5 credit]
The Great Lakes Region of Africa

The economic, social and political challenges facing the Great Lake Regions of Africa, including the 1994 Rwanda genocide and its aftermath. These countries may be discussed: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda.
Prerequisite(s): AFRI 1001 or AFRI 1002 or FYSM 1901 or permission of the Institute of African Studies.
Lecture three hours a week, or two-hour lecture and one-hour discussion group per week.

AFRI 2004 [0.5 credit]
North Africa

The economic, social and political challenges facing Egypt and the Maghreb countries of North Africa, including the “Arab Spring”. These countries may be discussed: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Tunisia, Western Sahara.
Prerequisite(s): AFRI 1001 or AFRI 1002 or FYSM 1901 or permission of the Institute of African Studies.
Lecture three hours a week, or two-hour lecture and one-hour discussion group per week.

AFRI 2005 [0.5 credit]
West Africa

The economic, social and political challenges facing countries of West Africa, including domestic issues and regional relations. These countries may be discussed: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo.
Prerequisite(s): AFRI 1001 or AFRI 1002 or FYSM 1901 or permission of the Institute of African Studies.
Lecture three hours a week, or two-hour lecture and one-hour discussion group per week.

AFRI 2006 [0.5 credit]
Southern Africa

The economic, social and political challenges facing the countries of southern Africa, including the legacies of apartheid. These countries may be discussed: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Prerequisite(s): AFRI 1001 or AFRI 1002 or FYSM 1901 or permission of the Institute of African Studies.
Lecture three hours a week, or two-hour lecture and one-hour discussion group per week.

AFRI 3001 [0.5 credit]
Globalization and Popular Culture in Africa

This course examines new popular life-worlds in Africa. Though potentially "elusive" to conceptualize, this course shows how these forms of popular culture are related to the role of youth culture and social media in an age of globalization and democratization.
Prerequisite(s): third year standing and at least 1.0 credit in AFRI or permission of the Institute of African Studies.
Lecture three hours a week.

AFRI 3002 [0.5 credit]
Regions in Africa: Cultures, Society, Politics

Using dominant linguistic borderlines that have shaped much of the African experience in the last century, this course will look at themes cutting across culture, geography, society and politics in francophone, anglophone, lusophone and arabophone Africa.
Precludes additional credit for AFRI 2001 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): third year standing and at least 1.0 credit in AFRI or permission of the Institute of African Studies.
Lecture three hours a week.

AFRI 3003 [0.5 credit]
African Social and Political Thought

The African communitarian tradition. Contemporary African social and political thought, situated in their broad historical contexts.
Prerequisite(s): third year standing and at least 1.0 credit in AFRI or permission of the Institute of African Studies.
Lecture three hours a week.

AFRI 3004 [0.5 credit]
The African City

Historical emergence and contemporary issues of the African city.
Prerequisite(s): third year standing and at least 1.0 credit in AFRI or permission of the Institute of African Studies.
Lecture three hours a week.

AFRI 3005 [0.5 credit]
African Migrations and Diasporas

Movements of African peoples, from the slave trade era to the present. African diaspora communities around the world and their relationship with Africa.
Prerequisite(s): third year standing and at least 1.0 credit in AFRI or permission of the Institute of African Studies.
Lecture three hours a week.

AFRI 3100 [0.5 credit]
African Studies Abroad: Selected Topics

Based at one of Carleton's partner universities in Africa, course will include lectures, seminars, guest speakers, field visits and group research projects to examine a topic in African studies, as selected by the instructor. Topic and location may change annually.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing and approval by the Director of the Institute of African Studies.

AFRI 3609 [0.5 credit]
African Cinema

Major moments, debates, figures and movements in African cinema around such categories as the colonial, the anti-colonial, the postcolonial, the national, the continental, the diasporic, the global, race, Afro-futurism, and world cinema, interrogating in the process the very category of “African cinema.”.
Also listed as FILM 3609.
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 credit in FILM and third year standing or permission of instructor.
Lecture and screening three hours a week, lecture one hour a week.

AFRI 3900 [0.5 credit]
Placement

Placement for one term with an African focus.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the Institute of African Studies.

AFRI 4000 [0.5 credit]
Advanced Topics in African Studies

Seminar examining a specialized topic in African studies. The topic will vary from year to year.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing and at least 1.0 credit in AFRI or permission of the Institute of African Studies.
Seminar three hours per week.

AFRI 4003 [0.5 credit]
History of 'The African Child'

Students will analyze the history of the figure of 'the African child' using a range of visual, sources from colonial officials, anthropologists, historians, advertisers, charity and development workers, and African children themselves.
Also listed as CHST 4003.
Precludes additional credit for CHST 4001 if taken in 2014-15.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing.
Seminar three hours a week.

AFRI 4050 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in African Studies

Selected topics in African studies not ordinarily treated in the regular course program. The choice of topic varies from year to year. Students should check with the institute regarding the topic offered.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing and at least 1.0 credit in AFRI or permission of the Institute of African Studies.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as AFRI 5050., for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours per week.

AFRI 4900 [0.5 credit]
Tutorial in African Studies

A tutorial on selected topics in which seminars are not available.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Institute of African Studies and agreement of an instructor.

Summer session: some of the courses listed in this Calendar are offered during the summer. Hours and scheduling for summer session courses will differ significantly from those reported in the fall/winter Calendar. To determine the scheduling and hours for summer session classes, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca

Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for the current session and to determine the term of offering, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca

B.A. Regulations

The regulations presented below apply to all Bachelor of Arts programs. In addition to the requirements presented here, students must satisfy the University regulations common to all undergraduate students including the process of Academic Performance Evaluation (consult the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar).

First-Year Seminars

B.A. degree students are strongly encouraged to include a First-Year Seminar (FYSM) during their first 4.0 credits of registration. Students are limited to 1.0 credit in FYSM and can only register in a FYSM while they have first-year standing in their B.A. program. Students who have completed the Enriched Support Program (ESP) or who are required to take a minimum of one English as a Second Language (ESLA) credit are not permitted to register in a FYSM.

Breadth Requirement

Among the credits presented at graduation, students in both the B.A. General and the B.A. Honours degrees and B.Co.M.S. are required to include 3.0 breadth credits, including 1.0 credit from each of three of the four Breadth Areas identified below. Credits that fulfil requirements in the Major, Minor, Concentration or Specialization may be used to fulfil the Breadth Requirement.

Students admitted with a completed university degree are exempt from breadth requirements.

Students in the following interdisciplinary programs are exempt from the B.A. breadth requirement.

  • African Studies
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Environmental Studies
  • Human Rights
Breadth Area 1: Culture and Communication

American Sign Language, Art History, Art and Culture, Communication and Media Studies, Comparative Literary Studies, Digital Humanities, English, Film Studies, French, Journalism, Music, and Languages (Arabic, English as a Second Language, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indigenous Languages, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish)

Subject codes: ARAB, ARTH, ASLA, CHIN, CLST, COMS, DIGH, ENGL, ESLA, FILM, FINS, FREN, GERM, GREK, HEBR, ITAL, JAPA, JOUR, LANG, LATN, MUSI, PORT, RUSS, SPAN

Breadth Area 2: Humanities

African Studies, Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies, Canadian Studies, Child Studies, Classical Civilization, Directed Interdisciplinary Studies, Disability Studies, European and Russian Studies, History, Human Rights, Humanities, Indigenous Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Linguistics, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Philosophy, Religion, Sexuality Studies, South Asian Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies.

Subject codes: AFRI, ALDS, CDNS, CHST, CLCV, DBST, DIST, EURR, HIST, HUMR, HUMS, INDG, LACS, LING, MEMS, PHIL, RELI, SAST, SXST, WGST

Breadth Area 3: Science, Engineering, and Design

Architecture, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Science, Food Science and Nutrition, Health Sciences, Industrial Design, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Statistics, Physics, and Technology, Society, Environment.

Subject codes: AERO, ARCC, ARCH, ARCN, ARCS, ARCU, BIOC, BIOL, CHEM, CIVE, CMPS, COMP, ECOR, ELEC, ENSC, ENVE, ERTH, FOOD, HLTH, IDES, ISCI, ISCS, ISYS, MAAE, MATH, MECH, NEUR, NSCI, PHYS, SREE, STAT, SYSC, TSES

Breadth Area 4: Social Sciences

Anthropology, Business, Cognitive Science, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geomatics, Global and International Studies, Global Politics, Interdisciplinary Public Affairs, International Affairs, Law, Migration and Diaspora Studies, Political Management, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Affairs and Policy Management, Social Work, Sociology/Anthropology, Sociology

Subject codes: ANTH, BUSI, CGSC, CRCJ, ECON, ENST, GEOG, GEOM, GINS, GPOL, INAF, IPAF, LAWS, MGDS, PADM, PAPM, POLM, PSCI, PSYC, SOCI, SOWK

Declared and Undeclared Students

Students who are registered in a program within the degree are called Declared students. Most students designate a program of study when they first apply for admission and so begin their studies as Declared students. Students may also choose to begin their studies within the B.A. degree without being registered in a program. These students are referred to as Undeclared. The recommended course pattern for Undeclared students is outlined under Undeclared in the Programs section of this Calendar. Undeclared students must apply to enter a program before beginning their second year of study. The Student Academic Success Centre offers support to Undeclared students in making this decision.

Change of Program Within the B.A. Degree

Students may transfer to a program within the B.A. degree, if upon entry to the new program they would be in Good Standing . Other applications for change of program will be considered on their merits; students may be admitted to the new program in Good Standing or on Academic Warning. Students may apply to declare or change their program within the B.A. Degree at the Registrar's Office according to the published deadlines. Acceptance into a program or into a program element or option is subject to any enrollment limitations, specific program, program element or option requirements, as published in the relevant Calendar entry.

Minors, Concentrations and Specializations

Students may apply to the Registrar's Office to be admitted to a minor, concentration or specialization during their first or subsequent years of study. Acceptance into a minor, concentration or specialization is subject to any specific requirements of the intended Minor, Concentration or Specialization as published in the relevant Calendar entry. Acceptance into a Concentration or Specialization requires that the student be in Good Standing.

Mention : Français

Students registered in certain B.A. programs may earn the notation Mention : Français by completing part of their requirements in French and by demonstrating a knowledge of the history and culture of French Canada. The general requirements are listed below. For more specific details consult the departmental program entries.

Students in a B.A. Honours program must present:

  1. 1.0 credit in French language;
  2. 1.0 credit devoted to the history and culture of French Canada;
  3. 1.0 credit at the 2000- or 3000-level and 1.0 credit at the 4000-level in the Honours discipline taken in French.

Students in a B.A. General program must present:

  1. 1.0 credit in advanced French;
  2. 1.0 credit devoted to the history and culture of French Canada;
  3. 1.0 credit at the 2000- or 3000-level in the Major discipline taken in French.

Students in Combined Honours programs must fulfil the Mention : Français requirement in both disciplines.

Courses taught in French (Item 3, above) may be taken at Carleton, at the University of Ottawa on the Exchange Agreement, or at a francophone university on a Letter of Permission. Students planning to take courses on exchange or on a Letter of Permission should take careful note of the residence requirement for a minimum number of Carleton courses in their programs. Consult the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar for information regarding study on Exchange or Letter of Permission.

Admissions Information

Admission Requirements are for the 2017-2018 year only, and are based on the Ontario High School System. Holding the minimum admission requirements only establishes eligibility for consideration. The cut-off averages for admission may be considerably higher than the minimum. See also the General Admission and Procedures section of this Calendar. An overall average of at least 70% is normally required to be considered for admission. Some programs may also require specific course prerequisites and prerequisite averages and/or supplementary admission portfolios. Higher averages are required for admission to programs for which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the number of places available. The overall average required for admission is determined each year on a program by program basis. Consult admissions.carleton.ca for further details.

Admission Requirements

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)(Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)(General)

First Year

For B.A. (General) and B.A. (Honours)
The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including a minimum of six 4U or M courses. The six 4U or M courses must include a 4U course in English (or anglais ). For applicants whose first language is not English, the requirement of English can also be met under the conditions outlined in the section “English Language Requirements” in the Admissions Requirements and Procedures section of this Calendar.

The cut-off average for admission will be set annually and will normally be above the minimum requirement. Applicants falling slightly below the cut-off average will be considered on an individual basis to determine whether there are special circumstances that would permit their admission. Students who feel that their high school grade average does not reflect their potential may apply to the Enriched Support Program (see the Enriched Support Program section of this Calendar).

Advanced Standing

B.A. (General and Honours) Program

Applications for admission to the second or subsequent years will be assessed on their merits. Advanced standing will be granted only for those courses that are determined to be appropriate.