Program Details

The course will be delivered Monday - Friday over the 3 weeks. Contact time: 46 hours (lectures, tutorials and activities) Week 1: History of Africa Pre-colonial Africa and its Kingdoms The Colonial period The Independences and Postcolonial Africa Week 2:
Location:
London, United Kingdom
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
This introductory course will provide the participants with an overall understanding of the African continent. With a diverse range of sessions ranging from History and Politics to Languages and Music, the course will give an in-depth knowledge of the main academic areas of study of this vast and diverse continent. The course comprises a combination of lectures and interactive workshops, as well as museum visits and social events. This is a great opportunity given the prominence that Africa as a continent has gained over the past few years and the vision of Africa Rising, a continent with many job and investments opportunities. Also, within the Arts, we have seen an incredible rise of the presence of African artists in the International art circles which has been extremely stimulating and refreshing for an understanding of arts and cultures

The course will be delivered Monday - Friday over the 3 weeks. Contact time: 46 hours (lectures, tutorials and activities) Week 1: History of Africa Pre-colonial Africa and its Kingdoms The Colonial period The Independences and Postcolonial Africa Week 2: Politics and Society Overview of main Pan-African political institutions Governance and Development Africa in the World: International relations Week 3: Languages and Culture African languages and cultures (with a Swahili taster session) Film and Contemporary Art in Africa Music in Africa (with a Kora performance) Assessment: is optional and will be in the form of a 2000-2500 word essay to be handed in 2 weeks after the end of the course.

Please note that summer courses are not accredited by SOAS. Students are usually able to obtain credits from their home institution and typically our courses receive 3 credits in the US system and 7.5 ECTS in the European system. If you intend to claim credits from your home institution, please check the requirements with them before you enrol. We will be happy to assist you in any way we can, however please be aware that the decision to award credits rests with your home institution. Assessment will be optional and will vary for each course. Participants will be provided with a certificate of attendance and transcripts will be available on request. Social Programme You will also be able to enjoy our social programme, starting with a welcome party and an optional river cruise on the Thames for a small additional charge. Details about how to book will be communicated to you once you are registered. You will also receive discount codes for day trips and overnight tours with our partner International Friends.
Setting Description:
Our small and friendly, yet vibrant campus is located in the heart of London at the centre of the university quarter of historic Bloomsbury.
Cost:
Fees Tuition A tuition fee of £1400 will be charged per 3-week programme. This figure does not include accommodation fees. Application fee A one-off, non-refundable application fee of £60 will be charged to cover administration costs. Please visit the SOAS online store to make your application fee payment. Discounts An early bird discount of 10% is available if fees are paid by 31 March 2015. 15% discount for SOAS Alumni. 20% discount for current SOAS students. Other discounts are available for

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