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SA4863   Youth in Africa

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: 2.00 pm Thu

This module will offer students the opportunity to examine past and present theoretical debates on colonial and postcolonial transformations in Africa. It will look at the ways in which major social, political and economic shifts at local and global level have contributed to the making and re-making of colonial and postcolonial youthful subjectivities. The module will focus specifically on a series of interconnected debates on the role of youth in colonial and postcolonial Africa. This is intended to increase students' awareness of the role played by African youth in wider political, social, and economic transformations on the continent, and for current anthropological debates on agency and personhood, on gender and intimacy, on subjectivity and identity.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass SA2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 lecture, 1 seminar.

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination or Take-Home Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

Re-assessment: 6,000-word Essay = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr M Fumanti
Module teaching staff: Dr M Fumanti