AFRI 3100: Cape Town, South Africa 2020

The study abroad course enables students to study a selected topic in African Studies with a Carleton professor in an African country (or countries) in which the professor carries out research. The students also learn from experts on the topic in the African country (or countries).  This year, the course is offered only at the undergraduate (AFRI 3100) level.

Course Code: AFRI 3100
Cross listed as: GINS 3300
Course Title: Inequality
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Course Instructor: Logan Cochrane, BGInS

Course Description: Rising inequality is considered as one of the key challenges for the 21st century. South Africa is one of the most unequal countries in the world. In partnership with a university in Cape Town, we will learn and experience the ways inequalities have been shaped. In learning about colonialism, we will also visit the Slave Lodge. In learning about apartheid, we will visit Robben Island (where Nelson Mandela was held) and the District 6 Museum (where people were displaced from). We will also visit Groot Constantia, to see the other side of inequality. We will learn about contemporary inequalities and visit NGOs working in different areas of society. Outside of the class, Cape Town offers many exciting places to go and things to see, which we will make time for (e.g. Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Gardens, the Waterfront, Cape of Good Hope, penguins). We will post more news when this is confirmed.  If you have applied for the Ethiopia course, there is no need to re-apply. We will use your original application. Please continue to apply using the current application form.

Applications will be accepted until Dec 15, 2019

Download: Cape Town, South Africa Application Form_May 2020

Cape Town 2020 Poster

See photos from past study abroad here

Contacts: african_studies@carleton.ca