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

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 a brad 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

Lectures/seminars including written exercises (up to 12 hours of teaching). 4 hour written exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Written 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 2017-12-12 09:00 JB31 , H3 Rom 521(Sprokkit)
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 2018-06-01 09:00
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
  • ** Dette er en digital eksamen: Ta med egen PC. Merk: Hvis du skal ha tilrettelegging med PC og er plassert på datasal, trenger du ikke å ta med deg egen PC, men merk at du fortsatt skal levere eksamen i Inspera. Gjennomfør en demoeksamen uten SEB på Please note that this is a digital exam: Please bring your own computer.
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