Second Cycle Level 1
School of Education and Humanities
This course can be included in the following main field(s) of study:
Progression indicator within (each) main field of study:
Approved by the Faculty School of Education and Humanities, 29 November 2007.
This syllabus is valid from 21 January 2008.
Revised, 25 January 2010.
Revision is valid from 18 January 2010.
Learning OutcomesAfter a successful completion of the course the student will be able to:
- independently and critically analyse the power, limitations and possibilities of economic factors in the shaping of urban spaces and urban livelihoods in Africa South of the Sahara
- demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of and the ability and skills needed to critically interpret and analyse the dynamics of African societies
- with a competent application of relevant theories independently compare and evaluate different policies and strategies pursed by governments and civil society on urban issues.
Course ContentThe course includes perspectives on demographic features of African cities; relations between city and countryside; the rural-urban interface; urbanisation and migration as well as policies governing urban spaces.
AssessmentThe course will be assessed on the basis of an independently written and critically analysing comparative study of the main issues that emerge from the reading of the literature.
Forms of StudyThe reading course is carried out independently by the student in consultation with the course supervisor.
GradesThe Swedish grades U - VG
The Swedish grades VG, G and U are given (ECTS A – F/E)
- Applicants are requested to have a degree of Bachelor (180 ECTS-credits) in the field of Humanities, Social Sciences, Education or the equivalent. Students are exempt from the request of knowledge of Swedish B at Swedish upper secondary school.
Other InformationThe course can be included as one of the elective courses of the One Year Master Programme in African Studies 60 ECTS-credits.
- Larsson, S., Lilja, J., Mannheimer, K. (2005) Forskningsmetoder i socialt arbete. Lund : Studentlitteratur. (426 s).
- Locatelli, Francesca & Paul Nugent, eds.. (2000) African Cities: competing claims on urban spaces. Leiden: Brill. (306 s).
- Murray, Martin & Garth Myers, eds.. (2006) Cities in contemporary Africa. New York: Palgrave. (318 s).
- Rakodi, Carole ed.. (1997) The Urban Challenge in Africa. Tokyo: United Nations University Press. (628 s).
Reading instructions: Läses i urval / Selected chapters
- Tacoli, Cecilia. (2001) Urbanization and Migration in Sub-Saharan Africa: changing Patterns and trends in de Bruijin, Mirijam, et.al.Eds. al. Eds. Mobile Africa. Leiden: Brill.
Reading instructions: s/p 141-152