SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

Summer Courses

The Centre of African Studies is running two courses for the SOAS Summer School:

Understanding Africa: Past and Present

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.
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Migration and Diaspora

This introductory course will provide the participants with overall understanding of the transnational nature of the modern world as it relates to migration and migrants, and related issues in the field of anthropology, politics, cultural studies, development and globalisation. The programme of study employs a multidisciplinary approach, with both teaching from academics and workshops delivered by diaspora professionals. Through this structure, the participants will develop a broad understanding of the main areas of study in this field, and the ability to refer to particular case studies from the literature as well as practical examples where required. The course comprises a combination of lectures and interactive workshops, as well as museum visits and social events.
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