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OSPCPTWN 16: Sites of Memory

Relation between conventional histories and different kinds of individual and collective memory that are focused on places and spaces, testing the relation between grand narratives and more particularized pasts. Questions of cultural heritage, in particular its contestations among individual, familial, local, national, and international interests.
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPCPTWN 18: Xhosa Language and Culture

History of the Xhosa language; understanding Xhosa culture and way of life. Listening, speaking, reading and writing, combined with the social uses of the language in everyday conversations and interactions. Intercultural communication. Content drawn from the students¿ experiences in local communities through their service learning/volunteer activities to support the building of the relationships in these communities. How language shapes communication and interaction strategies. Course may be repeated for credit.
Terms: Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 2 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPCPTWN 24A: Targeted Research Project in Community Health and Development

Two-quarter sequence for students engaging in Cape Town-sponsored community based research. Introduction to approaches, methods and critical issues of partnership-based, community-engaged research and to the community-based research partners. Qualitative data gathering and analysis methods in community-based research; effective collaboration with community partners and data sources; race and privilege in community-based research. Preparation of research proposals and plans for research carried out during the second quarter through OSPCPTWN 24B.
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPCPTWN 29: Stay Wok: An Introduction to Critical Race Theory in Everyday Life

Terms: Win | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPCPTWN 33: Southern Africa: from Liberation Struggles to Region-Building

Process by which the region moved from colonialism/apartheid to majority rule through a series of liberation struggles, and the outcomes of those struggles. Cases of Angola and Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa. Transitions from apartheid to democracy in Namibia and South Africa through negotiated settlements. Topics include: Truth and Reconciliation Commission; role of the Southern African Development Community; challenges in region today; influence of violent past and legacies of struggle against colonialism and apartheid on present situation.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-ED, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPCPTWN 38: Genocide: African Experiences in Comparative Perspective

Genocide as a major social and historical phenomenon, contextualized within African history. Time frame ranging from the extermination of indigenous Canary Islanders in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries to more recent mass killings in Rwanda and Darfur. Emphasis on southern African case studies such Cape San communities and the Herero people in Namibia. Themes include: roles of racism, colonialism and nationalism in the making of African genocides. Relevance of other social phenomena such as modernity, Social Darwinism, ethnicity, warfare and revolution. Comparative perspective to elucidate global dimensions.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-ED | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Adhikari, M. (PI)

OSPCPTWN 43: Public and Community Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

Introduction to concept of public health as compared with clinical medicine. Within a public health context, the broad distribution of health problems in sub-Saharan Africa as compared with U.S. and Europe. In light of South Africa's status as a new democracy, changes that have occurred in health legislation, policy, and service arenas in past 16 years. Topics include: sector health care delivery, current distribution of infectious and chronic diseases, and issues related to sexual and reproductive health in South Africa. Site visits to public sector health services and health related NGOs.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:EC-GlobalCom | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Cooper, D. (PI)

OSPCPTWN 48: Photographing Cape Town

This class will use the idiom of photography to scrutinize the natural history and culture of Cape Town. We will discuss the rhetoric of photography, as well as photographic composition, syntax, grammar and style. We will use individual pictures as the starting point for scholarly investigations of what makes Cape Town unique both in terms of its nature and its culture. Class assignments will consist of a series of weekly presentations by each student, five presentation write-ups, weekly contributions to the class blog and the class Twitter account, active participation both in-class and online including responses to blog posts, a final exam, a class exhibit, and a complete dossier of each student's work. The presentations write-ups will include photographic and written essays, including scholarly references, on specific topics motivated by what the students have observed. Individual classes will explore specific themes such as Table Mountain, Robben Island, the townships, the history of South Africa, the Cape Floristic Region, South African fauna, local markets, food of South Africa, African penguins, and other birds of South Africa. Enrollment is limited.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Siegel, R. (PI)

OSPCPTWN 60: Hip Hop in Post-apartheid South Africa

Politics of multilingualism, diversity and hip-hop identity performances and practices in a transforming South Africa. How far has social change been realized given that South Africa's citizens still grapple with racial, ethnic, cultural and cultural marginalization and exploitation?
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPCPTWN 70: Youth Citizenship and Community Engagement

Critical thinking about core concepts in community engagement such as community, self, and identity. The course aims to cultivate a critical consciousness about the meaning of charity, caring, social justice and the aims of engagement with communities to enhance self awareness, awareness of others who are different, awareness of social issues, and an ethic of care where students can be change agents. The meaning of youth citizenship as it relates to engagement with communities will be explored.
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
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