BA African Studies and …

SOAS, University of London
En City of London (Inglaterra)

£ 9,000 - ($ 237,326)
IVA inc.

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • City of london (Inglaterra)
  • Duración:
    3 Years

This 3 year degree focuses on the languages and cultures of sub Saharan Africa. It includes the study of an African language and a wide choice of module units in the related cultural fields of Literature, Art, Performance and Religion Philosophy. The languages normally available are Amharic, Hausa, Somali, Swahili, Yorùbá and Zulu.

The range of expertise in SOAS, not only in the Africa Department, but also with regard to languages and literatures of other regions is unique in UK institutions. Along with proven excellence in other disciplines, such as religious studies, anthropology, art and archaeology, and history, this offers students an unparalleled range of options in choosing their second subject of study.

Students taking the two subject degree take a combination of units from African Studies and from their other subject.

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¿Qué objetivos tiene esta formación?

As a student specialising in the continent of Africa, you will gain competency in language skills and intercultural awareness and understanding. Familiarity with the region will have been developed through a combination of the study of language, literature and culture (which can include literature, film, music, art and religion) of various parts of Africa. Graduates leave SOAS not only with linguistic and cultural expertise, but also with a portfolio of widely transferable skills which employers seek in many professional and management careers in both business and the public sector. These include written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, analytical and problem solving skills, and the ability to research, amass and order information from a variety of sources.

Requisitos: No preliminary knowledge of the subject or an African language is required.


Dónde se imparte y en qué fechas

Inicio Ubicación
15 octubre 2016
City of London
London, Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

Cultural Awareness
African Studies
African Languages
African experience
African Philosophy
Afrophone Philosophies
Southern Spaces
Music in Africa

Programa académico

Students must take 4 module units each year. Over the three years they must take at least 5 units from one subject and at least 4 units from the other subject. The subject with the largest number of module units will be named first in the degree. Students must pass at least three module units in order to proceed to the following year, including any core modules. Students may take open option units in a joint degree as long as the required number of units for each of the named subjects is passed at the end of the degree. Students who fail Language I are not required to continue with Language II in the second year. Students attaining 40 50% in Language I may be exempted, if they wish, from Language II after consultation with their Personal Tutor and/or the Undergraduate Tutor. Students must take a module for the year for which it is intended. Occasionally exceptions can be made in consultation with the Undergraduate Tutor and the approval of the associate dean. Note that list A includes both culture modules and language modules. Students who wish to concentrate on language may take more than one African language; please discuss with your Personal Tutor. Degree title If a student passes Language in Africa and 4 module units in one language then the language may optionally be named in the degree title, e.g. African Studies (Swahili) and Development Studies. This option is available for Swahili, Hausa and Somali only. One of the four modules may be an Independent Study Project in which the language is used to a large extent. Please discuss it with your Personal Tutor at the end of year 1 or the beginning of year 2 of your degree. Year 1 Core Module Choose one from the following modules. Students must pass Culture in Africa, the first year language module or Language in Africa in order to progress. Module Code Unit value Term Availability Language in Africa 155900867 1 Unit Full Year Culture in Africa 155900838 1 Unit Full Year Language Course 1 A course unit at a suitable level in an African language. Other Subject Take 2 units in the second subject Year 2 Core Module One module from the following. Module Code Unit value Term Availability African language literatures (oral and written) 155900677 1 Unit Full Year Contemporary African literature 155900839 1 Unit Full Year Compulsory Language Module 2 An African language unit following on from Language I Other Subject Choose 2 units from the second subject. Year 3 Compulsory Module Choose module(s) to the value of one unit from the list of options. Compulsory Module Choose Language level 3 or module(s) to the value of one unit from the list of options. Other Subject Choose 2 units from the second subject.

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