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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 63: Socio-Ecological Systems

The global dynamics of biodiversity and ecosystem resilience using the mountains, farmlands and informal settlements as a living classroom. Critical ecosystem services that underpin the well-being of all societal groups and how these ecosystem services can be managed or restored to build resilience and support transitions in complex, interconnected social-ecological systems. Scientific focus on humanity¿s dependence on biodiversity and ecosystems as the third leg of sustainability science research, in addition to climate change and resource depletion. Deep ecology perspectives that value all life irrespective of its human utility as well as consideration of the non-quantifiable benefits of humanity's connection to nature. Limited enrollment.
Terms: Sum | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPCPTWN 69: Comparatively Assessing South Africa's Transition to Democracy: Past, Present and Future

South Africa's transition to democracy, its past, its current political and human rights situation, and what the future might hold. Progress South Africa has made in the areas of constitutional and democratic development, human rights and issues of truth, justice, and reconciliation. Also South African experience from a comparative perspective with the experiences of other countries, including Bangladesh, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chile, Kenya, Namibia, Peru, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
Terms: Sum | 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 78: Postcolonial Modernist Art Movements in Africa

Introduction to the complexities and contradictions of 'modernity' and 'modernism(s)' in postcolonial Africa. With a focus on ideology-driven interdisciplinary artistic movements in Senegal, Nigeria, Sudan, Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia and South Africa, examine various schools of thought that were part of modern consciousness that characterised the independence decades. Role that art centres, workshops, collectives and mission schools played in histories of European expansion and colonialism. Debates regarding notions of 'appropriation,' 'natural synthesis' and 'assimilation' interpreted in the context of postcolonial theory. Different modes of production and methodological approaches.
Terms: Sum | 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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