AFR1000 - Introduction to African Studies


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Written examination 100/100 4 timer

Course content

The course will give the students an overview of the geographical, social and economic conditions in Africa South of the Sahara. Emphasis will be on acquirement of broad and principal knowledge about the African continent. A chosen number of current issues will be shed light upon through a focus on specific countries or areas.

Learning outcome

Learning objectives: Students should during the course acquire broad, basic knowledge about the African continent. In addition, they should acquire knowledge on selected current issues relating to individual countries and/or sub-regions. Through the written assignment, students will collect relevant information and account for a further specified topic / question.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures/seminars including written exercises (up to 24 hours of teaching).
4-hour written exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Written assignment

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge


Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
AFR1001 7.5
AFR6000 7.5
AFR6001 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: First degree


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2013

Language of instruction: Norwegian


Subject area(s)
  • Africa Studies
  • Geography
  • Social Sciences
Contact information
Course coordinator:
  • Haakon Lein

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geography


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 2013-12-03 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 2014-05-22 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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