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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

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 67: Lessons from ICT Usage in Developing Countries

Use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in developing countries, highlighting new ways that the technologies are being used. Use of techniques such as context mapping; how new uses of technology can be applied in other contexts. Design and prototype a technology (website, mobi-site, app) in a previously disadvantaged community in South Africa.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPCPTWN 75: Giving Voice to the Now: Studies in the South African Present

How to make sense of present-day South Africa, its various forms of cultural expression, and what its common project might be. Through analysis of literature and film, explore the pluralities, intersections and crossings that come together to make up the complex state of being one inhabits in South Africa. Imagining spatial structures (cities, campuses) as imagined forms invested with meaning by the people who occupy them. How spaces (and South Africa itself may be thought of as a space) are affected by people, and vice versa.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPCPTWN 79: Creative Cityness in the Global South

Critical exploration of culture-led urban development in postapartheid Cape Town and beyond. Introduction to the rise of the creative economy in South Africa and Cape Town; current local development of Woodstock. Ways and forms of conflict but also new social interfaces between the new creative tenants and the old established community, on the one hand pointing to problematic issues like lingering gentrification, sociospatial polarisation and lopsided cultural representation while also trying to flesh out some of the opportunities for finding the right frequency of engagement between creative industries and spaces of vernacular creativity within Cape Town's post-apartheid urban realm.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPCPTWN 199A: Directed Reading A

Course may be repeated for credit.
Terms: Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 2-4 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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