The overall aim of the course is that the student shall become thoroughly acquainted with a limited and specific area of knowledge within the field of African Studies, in order to independently and with a high level of theoretical proficiency formulate a research situation which is relevant to a future master degree thesis.
On completion of the course the student shall be able to:
- with a comprehensive knowledge of the literature, survey previous research within a well-defined and limited field
- select, independently, critically and with theoretical skill, materials that are relevant for a future research assignment
- formulate, with theoretical and analytical precision, a research situation for a future master degree thesis.
In the course, the student is given the opportunity to further delve into a specific theme within African Studies. The subject and literature are chosen in consultation with the teacher in charge, and should comprise 2000–3000 pages. The literature should be selected so that it relates to the subject dealt with in the degree thesis.
Forms of Study
The Swedish grades A–F.
- Bachelor degree 180 credits and the courses African Studies: Dynamics of African Societies 12 credits, African Studies: Religion and Politics in African Societies 9 credits, African Studies: Education and Change in African Societies 8 credits, African Studies: Developing the Research Proposal 1 credit, and African Studies: Elaborate Research Plan 1 credit