After completion of the course the student shall be able to:
- independently and critically analyse the power, limitations and possibilities of economic factors in the shaping of urban spaces in Africa south of the Sahara
- demonstrate in-depth knowledge of, and the ability to independently and critically interpret and analyse, the dynamics of African societies
- independently compare and evaluate, with a clear theoretical connection, different policies and strategies for urban development used by governments, city councils and civil society.
The course includes perspectives on demographic features of African cities; relations between city and countryside; urbanisation processes and migration and policies governing urban spaces.
The course will be assessed on the basis of an independently written comparative and critically analytical study of the main issues of the course.
Forms of Study
The course is an independent study course that includes consultation with the course supervisor. The course is taught in English.
The Swedish grades A–F.
- Bachelor Degree of 180 credits in the field of Humanities, Social Sciences or Education and English 6. No knowledge of Swedish is required.