HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa
SCQF Level 9
Academic year(s): 2019-2020
SCOTCAT credits : 20
ECTS credits : 10
Level : SCQF Level 9
Availability restrictions: Offered on a two-year cycle
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.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass GG2012 or pass SD2002
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.
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