African Studies (AFRI) Courses
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
This course examines the formation of African Studies as a discipline, including the historical and ongoing debates over its boundaries and genealogies and its changing research paradigms.
Selected Topics in African Studies
A course on a selected topic in African Studies. Topic varies from year to year and will be announced in advance of registration period.
African feminisms as theoretical interventions and as political practice, and as diverse forms. Gender as a marker of power: status, hierarchy, social capability, and as a system of distribution of resources, responsibilities and solidarities.
African Studies Abroad
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.
Directed Readings in African Studies
A Tutorial on a selected topic in African Studies in which seminars are not available.
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
This course will provide scholarly preparation in African Studies by requiring participation in public talks as both audience member and presenter.
Students spend up to one day a week participating in an organization that has an African focus, while carrying out tasks that have a scholarly content. Consult the Director of the Institute of African Studies.
Thinking from Africa: Historical Perspectives, Contemporary Dimensions
Building upon the foundation provided in AFRI 5000, this course provides a multidisciplinary grounding in African thought and discourse from historical to contemporary perspectives.
Note: 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.
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