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OSPCPTWN 16: Sites of Memory

Relation between conventional histories and different kinds of individual and collective memory that are focused on places and spaces, testing the relation between grand narratives and more particularized pasts. Questions of cultural heritage, in particular its contestations among individual, familial, local, national, and international interests.
Terms: Win, Spr | 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: Win, Spr | 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: Spr, Sum | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPCPTWN 29: Stay Woke: An Introduction to Critical Race Theory in Everyday Life

Terms: Win | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPCPTWN 30: Engaging Cape Town: Internship Seminar

Community engaged learning course inviting students to think critically about core concepts in community engagement. Specifically focus on issues of identity and diversity. Students are called upon to evaluate (and modulate) their engaged learning practice in terms of these concepts. Examination of models of engaged practice and cultivation of a critical consciousness about the meaning and implications of community engaged practice. Ways in which self and other are positioned within prevailing power structures, when working with so-called "communities". Ethics of engaging diverse communities; existing assumptions and practices. Drawing on their own experiences, identity politics, prescribed reading material, applied reading material and their engaged learning practice, students will interrogate how their identities and those of community partners are produced and reproduced.
Terms: Sum | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Meehan, T. (PI)

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: Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPCPTWN 33: Southern Africa: from Liberation Struggles to Region-Building

Process by which the region moved from colonialism/apartheid to majority rule through a series of liberation struggles, and the outcomes of those struggles. Cases of Angola and Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa. Transitions from apartheid to democracy in Namibia and South Africa through negotiated settlements. Topics include: Truth and Reconciliation Commission; role of the Southern African Development Community; challenges in region today; influence of violent past and legacies of struggle against colonialism and apartheid on present situation.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-ED, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

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 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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