This module is divided into two parts. The first part is taught in a small-group format, and provides core study skills, including identifying and accessing a range of sources; reading effectively and taking useful notes; planning, writing and editing an essay; "news tracking" on the internet; and oral presentation techniques.
The second part of the module is concerned with the role of history, politics, geography and literature in the study of Africa, and the special contribution of Anthropology to our understanding of the continent. The exploration of these disciplinary perspectives will be focused around a theme or a geographical area which may change from year to year: e.g. the Atlantic slave trade; the end of Apartheid; popular music.
Value: 20 credits (compulsory for students on any SH or JH African Studies programme, and any JH Anthropology programme)