AFR1000 - Introduction to African Studies


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

The course will provide the students with a broad and fundamental knowledge of the African continent. Emphasis will be on giving the students an overview of geographical, social and economic conditions in Sub-Saharan Africa, where the emphasis is on providing students with a brads knowledge of key issues and theories related to various current issues. Central themes to be addressed are: What factors affect population growth? How will population trends affect the development in general? How does climate affect the population and the settlement? And how will climate change affect this? What kind of natural resources do we find and how will the management of these affect the development? Why do we see an increase in the population living in cities and what are the consequences of this?

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the students will have conferred broad and fundamental knowledge about the African continent. In addition, they will have an acquired knowledge of selected issues and theories central in the course. Through writing a term paper, students should be able to collect relevant information and account for a further specified topic/question.

Learning methods and activities

One start-up seminar. 4 hour written exam. Teaching will only be given if a sufficient number of students register for the course and if the Department has sufficient teaching resources. See for the most recent information on the courses not offered. Information will be made available no later than 10 January in the spring semister and 10 August in the autumn semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory attendence on seminar and approved semester assignment

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge


Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
AFR1001 7.5 2009-01-01
AFR6000 7.5 2016-09-01
AFR6001 7.5 2008-09-01


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 E 2018-12-14 09:00
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 E
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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