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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: 4 | 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: Sum | Units: 2 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

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: Sum | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: 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: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:EC-GlobalCom | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Cooper, D. (PI)

OSPCPTWN 46: Topics in Economic Development

Independent study with weekly meetings. Types of topics covered: What explains low political participation among young South Africans and what could help increase it? Migration patterns in post-Apartheid South Africa; Measuring inequality from space? What can be learn about income distribution from satellite imagery; Did the fertility transition stall in sub-Saharan Africa?
Terms: Sum | Units: 2-4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Dupas, P. (PI)

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 74: Development Economics: An Introduction from the Ground Up

Introduction to the field of development economics through the lens of the economic problems facing the disadvantaged in South Africa and introduction to field research. Three topics relevant to the South African economy: unemployment, health, and education, systemic factors behind these issues and potential policies and programs to alleviate them. Mixture of lectures and field research trips piggy-backing on the ongoing research performed by the Africa office of the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL) in the University of Cape Town School of Economics. Prior economics training is not required, but students who have some economics knowledge can take the course and will be assigned more advanced readings/assignments
Terms: Sum | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-AQR, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Dupas, P. (PI)

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 83: From Cape to California: Settler Colonialism and the Genocide of Indigenous Peopes

Two major social and historical phenomena: genocide and settler colonialism, contextualized within the broad contours of world history as well as the making of European colonialism and Western global domination from the start of European colonial expansion in the fifteenth century to the twentieth century. Emphasis on developing global comparative perspectives focusing on southern African, North and Latin American, as well as Australian case studies. Histories of the place from which students come, California, as well as the place they currently find themselves, the Cape, and the links both have to settler colonialism and the genocidal destruction of indigenous peoples
Terms: Sum | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
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