African Studies Courses

  The purpose of these informational documents is to help GRS students choose courses that would be of interest to their regional focus. This is an overview of current courses offered 2019-2020, although they may change in the future. The most updated information can be found on the UBC course website.

African Studies Courses

  • AFST 250A – Introduction to African Studies
  • AFST 351A – Perspectives in African Studies: Literary and Theoretical Approaches
  • AFST 352A – Perspectives in African Studies: A Social Science Approach
  • AFST 450R – African Diasporic Culture in African Canadian Communities

Anthropology Courses

  • ANTH 332 – Oral Tradition

Art History Courses

  • ARTH 309 – Arts of Africa and the African Diasporas

Economics Courses

  • ECON 442 – Issues in Economic Development

English Courses

  • ENGL 370 – Literatures and Cultures of Africa and/or the Middle East

French Courses

  • FREN 418K – Studies in African and/or Caribbean Literatures of French Expression

Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice Courses

  • GRSJ 415 – Critical Racial and Anti-Colonial Feminist Approaches

Geography Courses

  • GEOG 352 – Urbanization in the Global South
  • GEOG 496 – Geography of Africa

History Courses

  • HIST 256 – History of Africa
  • HIST 312 – Southern Africa

Near Eastern Studies Courses

  • NEST 304 – Ancient Egypt: The Archaeology of the Land of the Pharaohs
  • NEST 313 – Introduction to Middle Egyptian

Political Science Courses

  • POLI 373 – Ethics in World Politics

Sociology Courses

  • SOCI 301 – Sociology of Development and Underdevelopment
  • SOCI 415 – Theories of Family and Kinship

** Undergraduate students are sometimes able to take graduate-level courses with special permission. Please consult with the instructor. Previously offered courses may be available in the future.
  • AFST 350A – African Studies
  • AFST 352A – Perspectives in African Studies: A Social Science Approach
  • GEOG 390A – Geography of Selected Regions
  • GEOG 519** – Environment, Development and Security
  • HIST 312 – Southern Africa
  • HIST 313 – Africa from Imperialism to Independence
  • WMST 311 – African/Black Women in the Americas