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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, Spr, 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, Spr, 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, Spr, Sum | Units: 2 | Repeatable for credit | 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: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Africa, A. (PI)

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, Spr, Sum | Units: 2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Africa, A. (PI)

OSPCPTWN 36: The Archaeology of Southern African Hunter Gatherers

Archaeology, history and ethnography of the aboriginal hunter gatherers of southern Africa, the San people. Formative development of early modern humans and prehistory of hunters in southern Africa before the advent of herding societies; rock paintings and engravings of the subcontinent as situated in this history. Spread of pastoralism throughout Africa. Problems facing the descendants of recent hunter gatherers and herders in southern Africa, the Khoisan people.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPCPTWN 43: Public and Community Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

Introduction to concept of public health as compared with clinical medicine. Within a public health context, the broad distribution of health problems in sub-Saharan Africa as compared with U.S. and Europe. In light of South Africa's status as a new democracy, changes that have occurred in health legislation, policy, and service arenas in past 16 years. Topics include: sector health care delivery, current distribution of infectious and chronic diseases, and issues related to sexual and reproductive health in South Africa. Site visits to public sector health services and health related NGOs.
Terms: Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:EC-GlobalCom | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Cooper, D. (PI)

OSPCPTWN 45: Transitional Justice and Transformation Debates in South Africa

Exploration of transitional justice through critical discussion of contemporary South Africa. Conflicting perspectives of the South African transition through an exploration of the creation of the "rainbow nation" as well as discussions over whether a denial of justice for apartheid-era crimes prevails. Decisions made post-apartheid over how best to confront the large-scale human rights abuses of the past, including South Africa's recent past through the lens of the "pillars" of transitional justice: truth seeking, criminal justice, reparations and institutional reform. Issues of structural violence and the legacies of apartheid in order to question to what extent we can consider South Africa to have realised the promises of its transition
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPCPTWN 52: Introduction to the Anglophone Novel in Contemporary Africa

Through readings of twenty-first century novels by African writers of diverse national origin (South Africa, Nigeria, Sun), address questions such as: How do African novelists imagine, debate, and project African concerns to the world and to themselves? In what ways can fiction provide unique access to African aspirations and dream worlds, global interactions and historical memories, social realities and familial ties? How do African stories contrast with western narratives of war and deprivation? Three units: Apartheid and its Afterlives; Open Cities, Closed Cities; and Africa and the War on Terror
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

OSPCPTWN 53: Topics in African Literature

Independent study topics include: the legacy of Frantz Fanon in African literature and decolonization; and African American literary interactions with Africa. Visits to Cape Town museums, monuments, and archives dependent on student interest.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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