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OSPCPTWN 14: Academic Internship

Opportunity for students to pursue their specialization in an institutional setting such as a school, research institute, university, NGO, ICT4D organizations, or museums/art galleries. Engage with selection of readings relevant to the context of internship, meet weekly with the Engaged Learning Coordinator in small groups, attend group seminars, and complete assignments set by the instructors. Program culminates with a symposium, where students present their internship projects. Units determined by the number of hours per week at the internship. Prerequisite: consultation with BOSP Cape Town Engaged Learning Coordinator to develop internship that links field of study to practical experience and reflection
Terms: Win, Sum | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Africa, A. (PI)

OSPCPTWN 16: Sites of Memory

ey sites of memory in post-apartheid South Africa, in both Cape Town and Johannesburg, that are representative of a diverse range of memorialisation in contemporary South Africa. Consideration of the relevant historical context, contemporary conflicting interpretations and contemporary identity contestations. What is the historical context of the site? By whom is the site remembered and memorialised? How is the site memorialised? What are the diverse interpretations and contestations about the site in terms of contemporary identities and memorialisation in the new South Africa?
Terms: Win, Sum | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPCPTWN 18: Xhosa Language and Culture

History of the Xhosa language; understanding Xhosa culture and way of life. Listening, speaking, reading and writing, combined with the social uses of the language in everyday conversations and interactions. Intercultural communication. Content drawn from the students¿ experiences in local communities through their service learning/volunteer activities to support the building of the relationships in these communities. How language shapes communication and interaction strategies. Course may be repeated for credit.
Terms: Win, Sum | Units: 2 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPCPTWN 21: Activism and Intersectionality in SA Music & Media

Activism as it relates to debates about race, gender and intersectionality in South African music, mass and social media. How the discipline of Media Studies can contribute to scholarship on the quality of public discourse about transformation in the country. Exploration of entertainment media as a source of information about politics. Role of an interrogation of gender politics as well as structural mechanisms, such as macroeconomic policy in addressing social justice in post-apartheid South Africa and in considering solutions to inequality. Theories of racial and gender identity politics by representative authors.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPCPTWN 24A: Targeted Research Project in Community Health and Development

Two-quarter sequence for students engaging in Cape Town-sponsored community based research. Introduction to approaches, methods and critical issues of partnership-based, community-engaged research and to the community-based research partners. Qualitative data gathering and analysis methods in community-based research; effective collaboration with community partners and data sources; race and privilege in community-based research. Preparation of research proposals and plans for research carried out during the second quarter through OSPCPTWN 24B.
Terms: Win, Sum | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPCPTWN 24B: Targeted Research Project in Community Health and Development

Two-quarter sequence for students engaging in Cape Town-sponsored community-based research. Substantive community health or development investigations in collaboration with the Stanford Centre's community partners: Western Cape NGOs or government agencies, or community-based organizations or groups. Students' research supported through methods workshops, sharing of progress and problems, and data and findings presentations. Prerequisite: OSPCPTWN 24A.
Terms: Sum | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Africa, A. (PI)

OSPCPTWN 28: Multilingual Diversity and Bi-/Multilingual Education: Beginnings, Transitions and Futures

Sociolinguistic history that gave shape to multilingual education in South Africa. Colonial and apartheid roots of S. Africa's bi-/multilingual education system. How bi-/multilingual education took shape at the transition of the new S. Africa between 1990 and 1994, the formulation of language policies and the implementation of bi-/multilingual education. Role of new multilingual speech practices, role of popular culture in young multilingual speakers' lives, and how young multilingual speakers deal with issues of race and gender
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPCPTWN 30: Engaging Cape Town

Engaged scholarship course inviting students to think critically about core concepts in engaged scholarship. Focus on issues of identity and diversity. Students are called upon to evaluate (and modulate) their time in Cape Town in relation to these concepts. Drawing on their own experiences, identity politics, prescribed reading material, applied reading material and their engagement with informal learning spaces in Cape Town, students will interrogate how their identities and those of fellow South Africans are produced and reproduced.
Terms: Win, Sum | Units: 2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

OSPCPTWN 31: Political Economy of Foreign Aid

Political economy approach to foreign aid. Context of debate on development: differences between developed and less developed countries, concept of poverty, how to measure development. History of foreign aid; main actors and characteristics of official development assistance. Theoretical and empirical impact of aid with regard to economic growth and governance. Benefits and problems associated with aid.
Terms: Sum | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPCPTWN 38: Genocide: African Experiences in Comparative Perspective

Genocide as a major social and historical phenomenon, contextualized within African history. Time frame ranging from the extermination of indigenous Canary Islanders in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries to more recent mass killings in Rwanda and Darfur. Emphasis on southern African case studies such Cape San communities and the Herero people in Namibia. Themes include: roles of racism, colonialism and nationalism in the making of African genocides. Relevance of other social phenomena such as modernity, Social Darwinism, ethnicity, warfare and revolution. Comparative perspective to elucidate global dimensions.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-ED | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Adhikari, M. (PI)
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