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OSPCPTWN 30: Introduction to Contemporary Issues in South Africa

This compulsory course provides a brief introduction to social issues in contemporary South Africa. It explores the impact of historical legacies in a post-Apartheid context. Drawing from a range of disciplines, this course provides insights into the form and content of South Africa's socio-political-historic and economic landscapes
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1
Instructors: Africa, A. (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: Aut, Spr, Sum | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI, WAY-EDP

OSPCPTWN 49: Foundations of Public Health and Social Justice

This course will examine public health and healthcare in the US, South Africa and globally using a social justice lens and emphasizing the interconnectedness of population and individual health. Using public health and healthcare delivery as the overarching framework, the course will cover foundational elements of public health, historical contributions and incorporate elements of social justice throughout the course. Students will learn about the social determinants of health and the influence this has on the health of a society. Students will gain an understanding of the complex nature of the person in the environment taking into consideration the dynamics of social oppression, diversity and social functioning and how biases, prejudice and oppression have led to health disparities. Through active learning in class, field trips and community engagement, students will be guided in becoming effective leaders to promote social justice and healthy communities. nCourse Director: Lars Osterberg, MD, MPH https://profiles.stanford.edu/lars-osterberg larso@stanford.edu
Terms: Sum | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI, WAY-EDP

OSPCPTWN 67: ICT4D: An Introduction to the Use of ICTs for Development

Overview of selected ICT4D initiatives in Africa and South Africa. Engage critically with the optimism that follows technology invention to evaluate context and the digital knowledge gap. Themes such as the notion of technological colonization, co-design, SDG ICT agenda, policy and frameworks and other fundamentals in the field.
Terms: Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI

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: Sum | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI, WAY-EDP
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