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Anticipated date for this program to receive its first cohort is May 1, 2020.

The 12-course-unit cross-disciplinary option in African Studies proposes to increase your knowledge on the main societal, cultural and demographic issues at stake on the African continent (Maghreb and sub-Saharan). The option is structured around 3 compulsory courses in sociology and anthropology and 1 optional course taken within a choice of courses in other social sciences disciplines. In particular, you will gain skills to critically address the stereotypical depictions of Africa to better capture its diversity, richness and huge socio-cultural, economic and political role it is already playing in the contemporary globalized world and will continue to play in the next decades.

What is a Transdisciplinary option?
Transdisciplinary options are microcredentials that allow you to tailor your degree and develop competencies outside of your Honours BA, Major or Minor. These thematic microcredentials range from 9 to 18 course units and can be taken from your electives. Options can be added to most of the programs at the University and the name of the option will appear on your transcript. Adding one or several options to your degree allows you to be the architect of your degree and develop additional competencies beyond your fields of study.

The table below includes only the option-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on the possible combinations available within the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Compulsory courses
SOC 2306 Social Reconfiguration in Africa3 Units
SOC 4103Sociology of Populations3 Units
Optional courses
3 course units from: 3 Units
Anthropology of Africa
Anthropology of the Maghreb and the Middle East
3 course units from: 3 Units
Anthropology for the 21st Century
Ethnographer's Magic: Reading and Writing Anthropology
Women, Gender and Development
International Development Issues in Africa
Gender and Globalization in a Transnational World
Anti-Colonial and Anti-Racist Feminisms
The African Past
Comparative Politics: Africa
Selected Topics: International Social Sciences Field Research I 1
Sociology and Anthropology of Development
Gender Relations, Development and Globalization
Total: 12 Units