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Graduate Level Courses


African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies

AAAD 400
The Challenges of Democratic Governance in Africa
Instructor: Nzongola, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
An in-depth examination of trends and theories on democratic governance since the end of the Cold War, together with the implications of these trends and theories for Africa.

AAAD 401
Ghanaian Society and Culture
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
This course examines the societies, cultures, and history of Ghana. Emphasis on the many forces converging to shape the lives of West African peoples, with a focus on Ghana. This course also offers opportunities to assess issues arising from Ghana's role in the slave trade to its postcolonial condition.

AAAD 402
African Media and Film: History and Practice
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
This course explores forms of filmic and photographic representation of and by Africans. An introduction to key concepts in social theory and their application to the field of media studies and ethnography is a primary focus.

AAAD 403
Human Rights: Theories and Practices in Africa
Instructor: Sahle, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
This course explores major conceptual debates in the field of human rights. Further, it examines human rights practices and struggles in selected countries in Africa.

AAAD 412
Regional Seminar in African Studies
Instructor: M. Lambert, Nzongola, Sahle, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Seminar focuses on history, politics, and economic development challenges of a single region or major country of the African continent, with emphasis on contemporary issues. Region, country, and topics vary by semester and instructor.

AAAD 414
Senegalese Society and Culture
Instructor: Camara, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
This course provides an overview of Senegalese culture through movies, literary works, and scholarly books and articles. The course examines the geography, population, ethnic composition, thoughts and religious beliefs, arts and music, polygamy, status of women, and the impact of the tariqas or Sufi orders on people's daily lives.

AAAD 421
Introduction to the Languages of Africa
Instructor: Fhunsu, Mwamzandi, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
This course is an introduction to the languages of Africa. No linguistics background is required. Topics include classification, characteristic linguistic features of Africans languages, and their role in their respective societies.

AAAD 485
Black Atlantic Crosscurrents
Instructor: Sahle, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
This course explores theoretical issues concerning historical, cultural, sociopolitical, and intellectual formations, connections, and movements between Africa and its Atlantic diaspora.

AAAD 487
Intellectual Currents in African and African Diaspora Studies
Instructor: Clegg, M. Lambert, Nzongola, Pier, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
In this seminar students will examine primary documents of engaged scholarship written by Africans and people of African descent in the Americas, Europe, and elsewhere in the African Diaspora.

AAAD 489
African Diaspora Theory and History
Instructor: Clegg
Credit Hours: 3    35% Africa Content
This course examines the cultural and political formation of the African Diaspora in the Americas and Europe from the 15th century to the present. Course materials focus on the development of communities in Western Europe, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.


Anthropology

ANTH 277
Gender and Culture
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
(WGST 277) Examines what it means to be male, female, and other gendered categories in different societies. Focus on institutions, groups, and individuals that both shape and challenge how gender is understood, organized, and enacted.

ANTH 419
Anthropological Application of GIS
Instructor: West
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
Permission of the instructor. GIS experience required. This course explores applying GIS science technologies to anthropological problems. Students will learn GIS skills and apply them using spatial data.

ANTH 422
Anthropology and Human Rights
Instructor: Redfield, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
An examination of human rights issues from an anthropological perspective, addressing the historical formation of rights, their cross-cultural contest and the emergence of humanitarian and human rights organizations on a global scale.

ANTH 441
The Anthropology of Gender, Health, and Illness
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
(WGST 441) The course explores cultural beliefs, practices and social conditions that influence health and sickness of women and men from a cross-cultural perspective.

ANTH 454
The Archaeology of African Diasporas
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    Consult Instructor for% Africa Content
How is archaeological evidence used to understand the movement of Africans and their descendants across the globe? This course focuses on what archaeologists have learned about the transformation of societies on the African continent and in the Americas from the era of the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the present.

ANTH 459
Ecological Anthropology
Instructor: West
Credit Hours: 3    75% Africa Content
(ENEC 459) Examines how human-environmental adaptations shape the economic, social, and cultural lives of hunter-gatherers, pastoralists and agriculturalists. Approaches include optimal foraging theory, political ecology and subsistence risk.

ANTH 461
Colonialism and Postcolonialism: History and Anthropology
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    Consult Instructor for % Africa Content
This course examines colonialism and postcolonialism through the lenses of history and anthropology respectively. Through history, it asks, What were the dynamics of colonialism then? Through anthropology, it questions, What are the conditions, quandaries, and possibilities of postcolonialism now? Regional focus varies by instructor and year.


Arabic

ARAB 434
Modern Arabic Literature in Translation
Instructor: Yaqub, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Course treats a variety of themes and genres of Arabic literature from the mid-20th century to the present.

ARAB 453
Film, Nation, and Identity in the Arab World
Instructor: Yaqub, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    60% Africa Content
Introduction to history of Arab cinema from 1920s to present. Covers film industries in various regions of the Arab world and transnational Arab film. All materials and discussion in English.


Art History

ARTH 450
The City as Monument: Cities and Society in the Medieval Islamic lands
Instructor: G. Anderson, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
A city or cities will be considered as cultural artifact(s), with emphasis given to plans and planning, architecture, public monuments and to various institutions, such as religion, government, the arts, and commerce that initiate or affect these urban developments and forms. Honors version available.

ARTH 453
Africa in the American Imagination
Instructor: Magee, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
(AAAD 486) Restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Examines the ways African art appears in United States popular culture (advertisements, magazines, toys, films, art) to generate meanings about Africa. Addresses intersecting issues of nationalism, multiculturalism, imperialism, nostalgia, race. Honors version available.

ARTH 458
Islamic Architecture and the Environment
Instructor: G. Anderson, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    Contact Instructor for % Africa Content
(ASIA 458) Explores the ways in which architecture and environment interact in Islamicate societies from the medieval period to the present, including topics such as gardens, palaces, and villas, urban design, and the role of water.

ARTH 488
Contemporary African Art
Instructor: Magee, Rovine, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
(AAAD 405) Examines modern and contemporary African art (1940s to the present) for Africans on the continent and abroad. Examines tradition, cultural heritage, colonialism, postcolonialism, local versus global, nationalism, gender, identity, diaspora.

ARTH 555
Urban Africa and Global Mobility
Instructor: Magee, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
The contemporary arts of Africa are framed by urbanization and global mobility. This course examines how artists examine, reflect on, and express visually experiences of these conditions.

ARTH 561
Arts of the Islamic Mediterranean
Instructor: G. Anderson, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
(ASIA 561) Offers an overview of the arts, architecture, and visual culture of the Islamic Mediterranean (its eastern and western shores, Sicily, and North Africa)

ARTH 750
Advanced Readings: Topics in the History of Art
Instructor: Rovine
Credit Hours: 1-3    75% Africa Content
Rovine Section.

ARTH 956
Graduate Seminar in Islamic Art
Instructor: G. Anderson
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Graduate seminar for critical issues in Islamic art (for example, Orientalism, historiography of Islamic art, critiquing the Islamic city). G. Anderson: Orientalism and Art.

ARTH 957
Seminar in African Art
Instructor: Magee, Rovine, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Magee, Rovine sections. Magee: African Modernisms.


Asian Studies

ASIA 435
The Cinemas of the Middle East and North Africa
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
(PWAD 435) This course explores the social, cultural, political, and economic contexts in which films are made and exhibited and focuses on shared intra-regional cinematic trends pertaining to discourse, aesthetics, and production.

ASIA 785
Critical Genealogies of Middle East and North Africa Studies
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
This seminar is the core course for the graduate certificate in Middle East studies. It is an introduction to critical issues in the disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and cross-disciplinary study of the Middle East.


Biology

BIOL 402
Infectious Disease in the Developing World
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
We will explore the challenges of infectious disease in the developing world, focusing on tuberculosis, HIV, and malaria. We will also examine the economics of different approaches to health care.


Business

BUSI 611
International Development
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    Contact Instructor for % Africa Content
Examines global poverty from the proposition that nations are poor because their markets do not work. Issues include doing business in an emerging economy and policies to reduce global poverty.


Business (MBA)

MBA 807E
Sustainability Leadership Capstone
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 6    100% Africa Content
Designed for a select group of second-year MBA students, the Sustainability Leadership Capstone (formerly the Sustainability Immersion) challenges participants to integrate the entire MBA experience through a sustainability lens. By getting out of the classroom and into real-world engagements with depth and extended reflection, students are immersed in strategies for how to use business as an engine for global social and environmental change. Includes two week experience in East Africa.


City and Regional Planning

PLAN 685
Water and Sanitation Planning and Policy in Lesser Developed Countries
Instructor: Whittington, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
(ENVR 685) Permission of the instructor. Seminar on policy and planning approaches for providing improved community water and sanitation services in developed countries. Topics include the choice of appropriate technology and level of service, pricing, metering, and connection charges; cost recovery and targeting subsidies to the poor; water venting; community participation in the management and operation of water systems; and rent-seeking behavior in the provision of water supplies.


Communication Studies

COMM 625
Communication and Nonprofits in the Global Context
Instructor: Dempsey
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Introduces students to the opportunities, challenges, and rewards of participation within the nonprofit/NGO sector. The course also equips students with the skills needed to design and conduct engaged scholarship.


Dramatic Art

DRAM 489
Carnivals and Festivals of the African Diaspora
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
This course will examine the role of Carnival in the African Diaspora, exploring its history, its many theatrical forms, and its fusion with European and indigenous American cultures. Through examining published and unpublished texts the development of the Carnival will be understood as an expression of freedom and cultural survival.

DRAM 475
Costume History: Africa, Asia, and Arabia
Instructor: Owen, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
A survey of the traditional costume forms on the African Continent, in Asia (China, Japan, India), and on the Arabian Peninsula. Honors version available.


Economics

ECON 460
International Economics
Instructor: Conway, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
(EURO 460, PWAD 460) Prerequisite, ECON 310 or 410. An introduction to international trade, the balance of payments, and related issues of foreign economic policy.

ECON 560
Advanced International Economics
Instructor: Conway, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
Analysis and interpretation of selected problems and policy issues. Content varies, but attention is given to such topics as trade barriers, trade patterns, floating exchange rates, and international monetary policy.

ECON 851
Health Economics for Developing Countries
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Major topics are: how health and development are related, the demand for health services, cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis, and methods for financing health care in developing, resource-constrained nations.


Education

EDUC 505
Leadership in Educational/Nonprofit Settings
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Introduces students to a research-based, highly practical understanding of leadership frames/styles prominent in educational/nonprofit organizations. Emphasizes continued student engagement with various leadership models and principles.

EDUC 526
Ethics and Education: From Global Problems to Classroom Dilemmas
Instructor: Gulledge
Credit Hours: 3    25%% Africa Content
Among the topics examined are ethical implications of democratic schooling for a democratic society, educators as moral agents, and education as an institution with incumbent responsibilities. Students explore the explicit and implied ethics of education and schooling as they relate to policy makers, educators, and citizens concerned about social justice.


Environment and Ecology

ENEC 490
Special Topics in Environmental Science and Studies
Instructor: Cooke, Gangi, Gray, Jagger
Credit Hours: 1-3    Consult instructor for % Africa Content
Advanced topics from diverse areas of environmental science and/or environmental studies are explored. Honors version available.

ENEC 567
Ecological Analyses and Application
Instructor: West, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
This course provides an overview of natural and social science approaches to addressing biodiversity conservation and resource management. Concepts and methods from population biology, evolutionary ecology, community ecology, and conservation biology will be complemented with approaches from common property theory, indigenous resource management, and human evolutionary ecology.


Environmental Sciences

ENVR 610
Global Perspectives on Environmental Health Inequalities
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Students will learn about how social, economic, and political factors impact environmental health outcomes and will be introduced to theories and methods for incorporating social determinants frameworks into environmental health research, as well as the role of environmental justice movements.

ENVR 682
Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, and Global Health
Instructor: Bartram
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Builds on an understanding of infectious and toxic hazards, disease causation, and environmental transmission. Deals with hazard and disease classification; safety, risk, and vulnerability; interventions and their health impact; approaches in different settings; distal factors (e.g., water scarcity, climate change); and approaches to studying unsafe water, sanitation, and hygiene.


Epidemiology

EPID 760
Vaccine Epidemiology
Instructor: Smith
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
An overview of vaccinology principles, mechanisms of action, and herd protection, and statistical considerations. Students will obtain understanding of how vaccines are produced by industry, undergo preclinical evaluation, and evaluated for efficacy in clinical trials.

EPID 756
Control of Infectious Diseases in Developing Countries
Instructor: Meshnick, Pettifor, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    75% Africa Content
Epidemiology and control of selected infectious diseases prevalent in developing countries. Course involves lectures, critical discussions of published articles, and a final group project.

EPID 757
Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in Developing Countries
Instructor: Weir
Credit Hours: 3    75% Africa Content
This course examines the epidemiology of AIDS from an international perspective. It considers the AIDS pandemic in a broad epidemiologic perspective, including key aspects of basic, clinical, and social science.


Geography

GEOG 445
Medical Geography
Instructor: Emch, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    40% Africa Content
The human ecology of health is studied by analyzing the cultural/environmental interactions that lie behind world patterns of disease distribution, diffusion, and treatment, and the ways these are being altered by development.

GEOG 452
Mobile Geographies: The Political Economy of Migration
Instructor: Cravey
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
This course explores the contemporary experience of migrants. Various theoretical approaches are introduced, with the emphasis on a political economic approach.

GEOG 805
Research Seminar in International Area Studies, Development, and Globalization
Instructor: Pickles
Credit Hours: 3    Consult instructor for % Africa Content
An in-depth seminar devoted to contemporary faculty research topics in international area studies, development, and globalization.


Global Studies

GLBL 405
Comparative Political Economics of Development
Instructor: Sahle
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Political, economic dynamics of selected countries in Asia, Latin America, Caribbean, and Africa.

GLBL 701
Political Economy of Development
Instructor: Seim
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
Presents foundational theories, concepts, and empirical research regarding the political economy of development. In content, course will define this topic broadly, from considering the political and economic dynamics of the international community (e.g., aid) as well as the intersection of economics and politics in comparative perspective (e.g., democratization and development).

GLBL 703
Global Migration and Labor Rights
Instructor: Stuesse
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
The course will focus on the interactions of migration, labor rights, human rights, economics, health disparities, and cross-border tensions. Students with this concentration will also take at least one appropriate disciplinary methodology class.

GLBL 789
Teaching Languages Across the Curriculum
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Focuses on the pedagogy and practice of teaching Languages Across the Curriculum, a national movement to integrate foreign language use into interdisciplinary college courses outside the traditional language/literature departments.


Health Policy and Management

HPM 660
International and Comparative Health Systems
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
Methods of comparing health systems, examinations of related national health systems, and analysis of related high prevalence health issues.


History

HIST 534
The African Diaspora
Instructor: Jarvis, Lindsay, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
A comparative examination of the movements, experiences, and contributions of Africans and people of African decent from the period of the Atlantic slave trade to the present.

HIST 535
Women and Gender in African History
Instructor: Burrill, Lindsay, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Analysis of historical transformations in Africa and their effects on women's lives and gender relations. Particular themes include precolonial societies, colonialism, religious change, urban labor, nationalism, and sexuality.

HIST 719
Readings in African History
Instructor: Burrill, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
An introduction to major works and themes in the history of premodern and modern African history.

HIST 722
Readings in Contemporary Global History
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    Consult instructor for % Africa Content
Focus on the 19th and 20th centuries. Mixing theory, case studies and comparisons, the readings reflect disciplinary diversity.

HIST 890
Topics in History for Graduates
Instructor: Shields, Lindsay
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
Instructors use this course to focus on particular topics or historical approaches. Specific course descriptions are available each semester on the departmental Web site (www.unc.edu/depts/history). Topics in History for Graduates: Shields section- Diversity and Conformity in Muslim Societies. Lindsay's section: Readings in the History of the Atlantic Slave Trade.


Information and Library Science

INLS 539
Going the Last Mile: Information Access for Underserved Populations
Instructor: Missen, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    75% Africa Content
In this course we investigate the special challenges of providing information services to marginalized populations in an increasingly digital world.


Law

LAW 457
African Law and Development
Instructor: Kelley
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
This course will critically examine the so-called Law and Development Movement, particularly as it has played out across the African Continent. The course will assess law and development in Africa from an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing on legal texts such as state constitutions and statutes, and upon readings in History, Anthropology, and Political Science. The inquiry will include several case studies of recent law reform efforts in specific African countries.


Linguistics

LING 542
Pidgins and Creoles
Instructor: Roberge
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
(ANTH 542) Examination of the social contexts of language contact and their linguistic outcomes, with particular emphasis on the formation of pidgins and creoles. The course investigates the structural properties of these new contact languages and evaluates the conflicting theories that explain their genesis.


Maternal and Child Health

MHCH 680
Global Sexual and Reproductive Health
Instructor: Curtis, Staff
Credit Hours: 1    25% Africa Content
Featuring international experts from UNC-Chapel Hill and Triangle-based nongovernmental organizations, this course will offer a series of lectures, panel discussions, and debates to inform students' critical thinking on key public health issues in global sexual and reproductive health.

MHCH 716
International Family Planning and Reproductive Health
Instructor: Bloom, Curtis, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
Permission of the instructor for nonmajors. Course provides overview of critical issues including major theoretical frameworks, patterns and trends over time, and overview of history of family planning and reproductive health policy development.

MHCH 722
Global Maternal and Child Health
Instructor: Singh-Ongechi, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
This course covers the main causes of maternal and under-five morbidity and mortality in developing countries and also the interventions, policies, and research which address these causes. Emphasis is placed on both distal and proximate determinants, measurement and indicators, and conceptual frameworks.

MHCH 730
Reproductive Health Policy
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
Permission of the instructor. Participants examine forces that shape social policy relating to reproduction and differential impact of policy based on age and other factors. Focus on global controversies in reproduction/reproductive health services in context of human/women's rights.


Music

MUSC 970
Seminar in Ethnomusicology
Instructor: Ndaliko
Credit Hours: 3    90% Africa Content
Graduate seminar.


Nutrition

NUTR 745
International Nutrition
Instructor: Bentley, Adair, Popkin
Credit Hours: 3    40% Africa Content
Provides a broad overview of international nutrition research issues, programs and policies. Topics will include micronutrient deficiencies, child feeding and growth, determinants of under- and over-nutrition, chronic disease and nutrition, food fortification and supplementation and nutrition intervention programs and policy.


Peace, War, and Defense

PWAD 673
Post-Conflict Security Challenges
Instructor: Hazen
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
A research seminar exploring the post-conflict challenges associated with force demobilization, state building, and military and security sector reforms. This course considers theories of post-conflict security and investigates the assorted challenges faced by post-conflict states. Students will conduct a significant independent research project.


Political Science

POLI 431
African Politics and Societies
Instructor: Reynolds, L. Martin, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
The problems of race, class, and ideology are explored in the countries south of the Zambezi River, along with the political and economic ties that bind these countries.

POLI 444
Seminar on Terrorism
Instructor: Bapat
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
(PWAD 444) This course explores the causes of terrorist behavior. The course also examines the government's response to terrorism, the internal implications of terrorists' campaigns, and prospects for conflict resolution.

POLI 452
Africa and International Conflict
Instructor: Bapat, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
The purpose of this course is to examine Africa's conflicts using an historical examination and advances in international relations theory. We will examine European colonial intervention, the wars of independence, the Cold War, and the use of proxies, insurgencies, the African World War, the Sudanese War, and the "war of terrorism."


Public Health

PUBH 420
AIDS: Principles and Policy
Instructor: Strauss, Staff
Credit Hours: 1    25% Africa Content
This course offers participants a multidisciplinary perspective on HIV/AIDS -- its etiology, immunology, epidemiology, and impact on individuals and society. How HIV/AIDS is framed by a society determines not only how affected persons are treated but also the degree to which the rights of the individual are upheld.

PUBH 500
Global Health Discussion Series
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: .5    40% Africa Content
Provides opportunities for students to get to know each other through an exchange and discussion. Exchange points of view with globally-experienced faculty at UNC.

PUBH 510
Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health
Instructor: Bentley, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    40% Africa Content
Explores issues, problems, and controversies in global health through an interdisciplinary perspective; examines the complex tapestry of social, economic, political, and environmental factors that affect global health; analyzes global health disparities through a social justice and human rights lens; and exposes students to opportunities in global health work and research.

PUBH 704
Foundations of Global Health
Instructor: Carlough
Credit Hours: 2-3    25% Africa Content
Students will gain a broader understanding of population-based global health issues and social determinants of health. Critically examines global health topics with learning from on-line modules, readings, interactions with faculty and staff, and practical experience in a clinical or community health-oriented experience (minimum 2 weeks) outside of the US.

PUBH 711
Critical Issues in Global Public Health
Instructor: Dubé, Ramaswamy, Van Vliet, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Explores contemporary issues/controversies in global health through an interdisciplinary perspective; examines complexity of social, economic, political, and environmental factors affecting global health; analyzes global health disparities through a social justice lens; and exposes students to opportunities in global health work and research. Prerequisite for Online GH Certificate courses. Online.

PUBH 712
Global Health Ethics
Instructor: Dubé
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
This course will introduce students to the theoretical and practical aspects of public health ethics. Develop student's analytical skills to evaluate ethical issues related to public health policy, prevention, treatment, and research. Topics include: ethical reasoning; concepts of justice; principles of interacting with communities; professional conduct and research. Online course.

PUBH 714
Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation of Global Health Programs
Instructor: Ramaswamy
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Fundamental concepts/tools for monitoring/evaluating public health programs including HIV/AIDS/STDs, maternal/child health, environment, and nutrition. Concepts and practices in M&E will be covered: logic models, theory of change, indicators, data collection methods, process evaluation, research design, and mixed methods. Small group work to create M&E plan for global health case-study. Online.


Public Policy

PLCY 475
The Political Economy of Food
Instructor: Jagger
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
(ENEC 475) This course examines the political and economic dimensions of the food we eat, how it’s produced, who eats what, and the related social and environmental issues, both domestic and international, affecting the production, pricing, trade, distribution, and consumption of food.

PLCY 520
Environment and Development
Instructor: Jagger, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
(ENEC 520) Reviews environmental problems in developing countries. Analyzes proposed solutions, such as legal remedies, market instruments, corporate voluntary approaches, international agreements, and development policies. Discusses the link between trade and environment, environmental cases from the WTO, and sustainable development.

PLCY 565
Global Health Policy
Instructor: Meier
Credit Hours: 3    35% Africa Content
(HPM 565) Coursework will focus on public policy approaches to global health, employing interdisciplinary methodologies to understand selected public health policies, programs, and interventions. For students who have a basic understanding of public health.

PLCY 570
Health and Human Rights
Instructor: Meier
Credit Hours: 3    35% Africa Content
(HPM 571) Course focuses on rights-based approaches to health, applying a human rights perspective to selected public health policies, programs, and interventions. Students will apply a formalistic human rights framework to critical public health issues, exploring human rights as both a safeguard against harm and a catalyst for health promotion.

PLCY 581
Research Design for Public Policy
Instructor: Seim
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
Students will explore the scientific method as applied to policy research. They will formulate testable policy research questions, become familiar with methods for conducting policy research, and learn to think critically about causal inference.

PLCY 799
Selected Topics in Public Policy
Instructor: Jagger
Credit Hours: 3    35% Africa Content
Jagger's section is titled: Collaborative Research on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation. Collaborative research approach to address a core research question centered on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD), including restoration and enhancement of forest stocks (REDD+]. We examine developments in international policy on REDD (including developments this fall in the UNFCCC and US Congress), the international discourse on REDD (including academic and non-governmental organizations advocating and opposed to various dimensions of REDD), and the state of first generation REDD pilot projects currently being implemented throughout the low income tropics (including both demonstration activities and projects to generate offset credits for the voluntary market). Depending on class size, one or more core research questions will be defined and researched by students. The expected output is either a NSF-standard funding proposal, or a collaboratively crafted publishable article. Class meetings will involve some lectures including by guest speakers but will primarily consist of student led discussions and presentations. Cross-listed with Duke and NCSU. The course should appeal to graduate students and exceptional undergraduate students with substantive research interests in carbon sequestration, climate change, forestry policy, international environmental policy, payments for environmental services, remote sensing, and/or rural livelihoods. Students will gain skills in writing for peer-reviewed journals and research proposals. Admission to the course is by application, with priority deadline of 15 November. We expect a maximum of 12 students in the course.

PLCY 895
Poverty and Human Resources
Instructor: Handa
Credit Hours: 3    40% Africa Content
Topics covered include poverty, welfare and human resources from an economic perspective. For students wanting to specialize in social and behavioral approaches to the study of population and demographic phenomena.


School of Public Health-General

SPHG 700
Introduction to Global Public Health
Instructor: Dubé
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Course restricted to students in the Global Public Health concentration. This graduate course is an introduction to global public health. The course defines and explores the history of public health, examines the key terms and concepts, and how the core areas of public health are integrated to promote health at a local and global population level.


Social Work

SOWO 404
Social Work Study Abroad: Africa
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 1-6    100% Africa Content
Course examines social issues, development strategies, health/mental health programs. Explores how country's fledgling democracy and people are redesigning organizations and interventions to respond to the needs of South Africans.

SOWO 793
Asset Development Practice and Policy
Instructor: Chowa
Credit Hours: 1.5    25% Africa Content
This course explores community-based efforts and social policies to help lower-income individuals and families build wealth through increased access to financial services and asset-building opportunities.

SOWO 881
Development Theory and Practice in Global Settings
Instructor: Chowa, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    70% Africa Content
This course is designed to assist students to learn skills, methods, theory, and research in development practice in global settings. Focus is on competent practice with marginalized populations globally.


Sociology

SOCI 419
Sociology of the Islamic World
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Investigates issues such as tradition and social change, religious authority and contestation, and state building and opposition in Muslim societies in the Middle East and around the world.