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GG3224   HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Offered on a two-year cycle

Planned timetable: 9.00 am - 11.00 am Wed

This module makes the case for a social-scientific, not merely biomedical understanding of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. It addresses the geographies of this phenomenon, exploring the politics of scaling, uneven global distributions, social contexts that facilitate its spread and the situatedness of sexual decision-making. The module investigates the role of gender relations, poverty, migration and youth. It also explores the everyday geographies of those living with AIDS, and evaluates proposed local and global solutions. The module is reading- and seminar-based. It utilises action-based assessment that challenges students to take their learning out of the classroom and transmit it to other contexts.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass GG2012 or pass SD2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1-hour lecture (x 8 weeks) , 1-hour seminar (x 8 weeks), 2-hour practical classes (x 2 weeks) and 1 x 2-hour feedback/revision session.

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr M G Kesby
Module teaching staff: Dr M G Kesby