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.
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