African Studies: Elaborated Research Plan

1 Credits
Second Cycle Level 1
School of Culture and Society
Subject field
History (HIA)
Group of Subjects
Other Interdisciplinary Studies
Disciplinary Domain
Humanities, 100%
This course can be included in the following main field(s) of study
African Studies1
Progression indicator within (each) main field of study
Approved, 26 September 2017.
This syllabus is valid from 26 September 2017.

Learning Outcomes

After completion of the course the student shall be able to:

  • determine a well defined specific area of research within the field of African Studies
  • present an overview of relevant and contemporary research associated with the chosen area of research
  • present a preliminary objective and analytical questions for a future master thesis/research paper
  • present a second draft research overview.

Course Content

The student will work on developing a previously presented and approved Draft Research Proposal. This will comprise a preliminary definition of a specific area of research, a presentation of an overview of the current state of research as well as the preliminary objective, questions and outlineof the future research project.


Students are assessed through active participation in seminars, the presentation of the developed research proposal and their formulation of constructive and systematic critique of other students’ proposals.

Forms of Study

The course is taught through seminars. All teaching is in English.


The Swedish grades A–F.


  • African Studies: Education and Change in African Societies, 8 credits, African Studies: The Dynamics of African Societies, 12 credits, African Studies: Religion and Politics in African Societies, 9 credits and African Studies: Developing the Research Proposal, 1 credit, at second level

Other Information

Repaces AS3012.