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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
Prerequisite, AAAD 101. 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 412
Regional Seminar in African Studies
Instructor: M. Lambert, Nzongola, Selassie, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Prerequisite, AAAD 101. 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: Seck, 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 419
African Studies Colloquium
Instructor: Nzongola, Sahle, Selassie, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Prerequisite, AAAD 101. This course will equip students to analyze critically cutting-edge issues concerning Africa today through readings, lectures, and research. For junior/senior majors and students with interest in Africa.

AAAD 421
Introduction to the Languages of Africa
Instructor: Fhunsu, Seck, 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: Selassie, Fhunsu, 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: M. Lambert, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
Prerequisite AAAD 101 and 130. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. In this seminar students will examine primary documents of engaged scholarship written by Africans and peoples of African descent in the Americas, Europe and elsewhere in the African Diaspora.

AAAD 498
Human Rights, Constitutions, and Public Policy
Instructor: Sahle, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Prerequisite, AAAD 101. Focusing on major debates in the disciplines of philosophy, political science, and law, this course explores the role of human rights and constitutional frameworks in public policy formation and struggles for equality in selected countries in Africa and the African Diaspora.


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 440
Gender and Culture
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
(WMST 440/140) Cross-cultural comparison of gender roles through the life of a person, comparison to student's own experiences. Discussion of changing sex and gender roles through history in different cultures.

ANTH 441
The Anthropology of Gender, Health, and Illness
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
(WMST 441/141) 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
Considers how archaeological evidence is used to understand the movement of Africans and their descendants across the globe, with an emphasis on the transformation of societies on the African continent and in the Americas.


ARAB 433
Medieval Arabic Literature in Translation
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    Contact Instructor for % Africa Content
Introduction to the main literary themes and genres from the pre-Islamic era to the early 16th century; course will include discussion of Andalusian literature.

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.


ARTH 450
The City as Monument: Cities and Society in the Medieval Islamic lands
Instructor: G. Anderson, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
This course explores the development, urban forms, and social structures of some of the major cities of the medieval Islamic lands. We will consider the transformation of antique cities such as Jerusalem, Damascus, and Cordoba and the foundation of new cities of the "classical" Islamic period such as Baghdad, Samarra, and Fez.

ARTH 453
Africa in the American Imagination
Instructor: Magee, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
Prerequisite, art history or permission of the instructor. 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.

ARTH 458
Islamic Palaces, Gardens and Court Culture
Instructor: G. Anderson, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    Contact Instructor for % Africa Content
Prerequisite, ART 154 or permission of instructor. This course focuses on palaces, gardens and court cultures beginning with the eighth-century Umayyad period and ending with the 16th-century reigns of the Mughal, Safavid and Ottoman dynasties.

ARTH 488
Contemporary African Art
Instructor: Magee, Rovine, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
(AAAD 405) Prerequisite, ART 152 or 155 or permission of the instructor. 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 561
Art of Medieval Islamic Spain and North Africa
Instructor: G. Anderson, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
(ASIA 561) Prerequisite, ART 154 or permission of the instructor. This course introduces the art and architecture of medieval Islamic Spain and North Africa between the eighth and 16th centuries.

ARTH 956
Graduate Seminar in Islamic Art: Orientalism and Art
Instructor: G. Anderson, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
This seminar focuses on the conventions and historiography of Orientalism, and the means by which ideology shapes representation. Adopting a flexible thematic framework, our discussions will begin with the critical and theoretical foundations and explore the contours of Orientalism as it has developed as an art historical discourse informed by post-colonial studies and cultural criticism.

ARTH 957
Seminar in African Art: African Modernisms
Instructor: Magee, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
This course explores the unfolding of modernisms in Africa and their affect on artistic production during the twentieth century with an eye toward understanding the nuances and complexities of their various forms and their relationships with European modernism. We will begin with theoretical discussions of modernism and its global manifestations and then look at specific African case studies through various geographic locales (Ethiopia, Nigeria, Mali, Senegal, South Africa, Zimbabwe) and/or specific media (painting, photography, sculpture, textiles).

Asian Studies

ASIA 435
The Cinemas of the Middle East and North Africa
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
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 451
Orientalist Fantasies and Discourses on the Other
Instructor: Amer, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
(FREN 451) This interdisciplinary course (literature, film, painting, music) examines the Eastern and Western encounters with and discourses on the other from the 18th century to the present.


BIOL 402
Infectious Disease in the Developing World
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
Prerequisites: Biol 202; Biol 205, 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.


BUSI 513
Innovationand Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies
Instructor: Christensen
Credit Hours: 1.5    50% Africa Content
Covers innovative private sector approaches to alleviating poverty around the world.

BUSI 515
Social Entrepreneurship through Microfinance
Instructor: Christensen
Credit Hours: 1.5    50% Africa Content
Analyzes the role of microcredit/microfinance in global sustainable development. Students will be creating, organizing, and facilitating a sustainable microfinance initiative of their own design.

BUSI 611
International Development
Credit Hours: 1.5    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: Christensen
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 685/286) Permission of the instructor. Seminar on policy and planning approaches for providing improved community water and sanitation services in developing 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 Arts

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.


ECOL 567
Ecological Analysis and Application
Instructor: West, Persha
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
(ENST 567) Explores the ways in which human-environmental systems interact, and the policy implications of managing ecosystems. (Available to undergraduates as ENST 567)


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
Prerequisite, ECON 460. 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: Akin
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Prerequisites, ECON 710 and 771 or permission. 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.


EDUC 505
Leadership in Educational/Nonprofit Settings
Instructor: Veitch
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.

Environmental Sciences

ENVR 471
Global Water Sanitation and Hygiene
Instructor: Bartram
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Required preparation, coursework in chemistry, biology, epidemiology and statistics including infectious and toxic hazards, disease causation and environmental transmission. Graduate and advanced undergraduates. Interventions and health impacts of water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH), including those on different populations and applications in different settings. Three lecture and recitation hours per week.

Environmental Studies

ENST 490
Special Topics in Environmental Science and Studies
Instructor: Cooke, Jagger, Gangi
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Cooke's current section is titled - Community Based Natural Resource Management. Cooke's previous section - The Conservation and Ecology of African Savannas. Jagger section is crosslisted with PLCY 475 Political Economy of Food. Gangi section.


EPID 690
Problems in Epidemiology
Instructor: Weir
Credit Hours: 1-6    30% Africa Content
A course for students who wish to make an intensive study of some special problems in epidemiology. Weir -Section Title: HIV in Developing Countries.

EPID 756
Control of Infectious Diseases in Developing Countries
Instructor: Meshnick, Pettifor, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    75% Africa Content
Prerequisite EPID 600. 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: Behets, Weir
Credit Hours: 3    75% Africa Content
Prerequisite, EPID 600[160]. This course examines the epidemiology of AIDS from an international perspective. It considers the AIDS pandemic in a broad epidemiology perspective, including key aspects of basic, clinical and social science.

EPID 898
Global Health Ethics Seminar
Instructor: Thomas, Behets, Rennie
Credit Hours: 2    50% Africa Content
Prerequisite, basic knowledge of epidemiology or permission of instructor. Seminar aims to introduce students to the myriad of complex ethical issues that arise from health research, health policy, and health care practice in both domestic and international contexts. Not FLAS eligible due to being fewer than 3 credit hours.


FREN 505
African Francophone Cinema
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Prerequisite, FREN 300. Study of the production of films from francophone sub-Saharan and North African communities.

FREN 615
Readings in Francophone Literature
Instructor: Fisher, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    65% Africa Content
Evolution of francophone literature from a literary and cultural perspective (Maghreb, Africa, Caribbean Islands, and Canada).


GEOG 434
Cultural Ecology of Agriculture, Urbanization, and Disease
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Examines the role of the interactions of cultures, environments, and human diseases in the quest for sustainable agriculture by examining the cultural ecology of agriculture systems and their human diseases.

GEOG 445
Medical Geography
Instructor: 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.

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.

Health Policy and Management

HPM 496
Readings in Health Policy and Management
Instructor: Bennett
Credit Hours: 1-6    30% Africa Content
Section: Critical Global Health Issues

HPM 660
International and Comparative Health Systems
Instructor: Harris, 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.


HIST 490
Special Topics in History
Instructor: Owre
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Owre's section: France and Algeria, 1830-1962.

HIST 534
The African Diaspora
Instructor: 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 722
Readings in Contemporary Global History
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% 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
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 490
Selected Topics
Instructor: Missen
Credit Hours: 3    75% Africa Content
Missen’s section (204): The Last Mile: Information Access for Underserved Populations. Investigates the special challenges of providing information services to marginalized populations in an increasingly digital world. Examination of the economic, political, and infrastructural barriers as well as innovative efforts to deliver digital information to the bulk of the world’s people who cannot afford conventional technologies.


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.


LING 542
Pidgins and Creoles
Instructor: Roberge
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
(ANTH 542/192) LING 101 recommended for undergraduates. Examination of the linguistic features of pidgin and creole languages, the sociohistorical context of their development, and their import for current theoretical issues (acquisition, universals, language change).

Maternal and Child Health

MHCH 680
Global Sexual and Reproductive Health
Instructor: Bennett, 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 required for non-majors. Course helps gain knowledge and understanding of health, social, and community-related dynamics that contribute to the reproductive health status of adoloscents and adults in less developed countries. Three lectures hours per week.

MHCH 722
Issues in International Maternal and Child Health
Instructor: Singh-Ongechi, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
Permission required for nonmajors. The course focuses on key issues concerning the health status and needs of mothers and children, primarily but not exclusively in the developing world. Topics include primary health care; measurement and indicators of health status; levels and patterns of maternal and child morbidity and mortality; major programmatic intervention; oral rehydration therapy; and national policy orientations towards the health needs of these two groups.

MHCH 730
Reproductive Health Policy
Instructor: Bennett, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
Permission of the instructor required. 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.


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.

NUTR 750
International Nutrition: Special Topics
Instructor: Bentley, Adair, Popkin
Credit Hours: 3    40% Africa Content
Prerequisite, NUTR 745. Follow-up in greater detail of selected issues discussed in NUTR 745.

Political Science

POLI 431
African Politics and Society
Instructor: Reynolds, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Prerequisite, POLI 131 or 241, or AFRI 101. Comparative analysis of state-society relations in selected postcolonial African countries.

POLI 449
Human Rights and International Criminal Law
Instructor: Lefebvre, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    70% Africa Content
(HNRS 354) This course examines international efforts to punish genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. The evolution of international criminal law, jurisdiction, remedies, problems, alternatives, and recent case studies is included. Cross listing refers to credit received when taking the course as part of the Burch Field Research Seminar: Rwanda and The Hague.

POLI 452
Africa and International Conflict
Instructor: Bapat
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
(PWAD 490) A detailed examination of Africa, international conflict and security issues. These include the initial European colonial intervention, the wars of independence, the Cold War and the use of proxies, the insurgencies of the 1990s and 2000s, the African World War, the Sudanese War, and the war on terrorism in numerous states.

Public Health

PUBH 420
AIDS: Principles and Policy
Instructor: Strauss, Staff
Credit Hours: 1    25% Africa Content
Elective course jointly given by the Schools of Dentistry, Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Medicine, designed to provide a multifaceted understanding of social, clinical, and biological aspects of the AIDS epidemic.

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, Van Vliet, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    40% Africa Content
This course explores contemporary issues, problems, and controversies in global health through an interdisciplinary perspective. It examines the tapestry of social, economic, political, and environmental factors that affect global health, and will cover the major determinants of, and responses to, poverty and health in developing countries.

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: Ramaswamy, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
This course teaches systems thinking by exploring how social, political, economic and environmental factors around the world affect the health of populations. Each lesson covers one critical global health issue.

PUBH 714
Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation of Global Health Programs
Instructor: Ramaswamy
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
This course provides students with basic concepts and methodologies to monitor and evaluate programs in maternal and child health domestically and internationally. Topics include: needs assessments, conceptual frameworks, program monitoring, indicators, information sources, evaluation designs, and survey development. The course focus is on practical issues for program monitoring and evaluation.

Public Policy

PLCY 475
The Political Economy of Food
Instructor: Jagger
Credit Hours: 3    35% Africa Content
(ENST 490, Jagger section) 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    40% Africa Content
(ENST 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
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
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 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.

Social Work

SOWO 404
Social Work Study Abroad: Africa
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 570
Social Work Practice (Zambia project)
Instructor: Chowa
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Participants explore frameworks, values, and skills to meet individual and family needs through interventions with work groups, organizations, and communities.


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.

Women's Studies

WMST 890
Graduate Seminar on Human Rights, Feminism, and Sexuality
Instructor: Booth
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
This course is part of the Human Rights Cluster and is offered to graduate students from all departments.  We will discuss the history, discourse, and applications of human rights by examining the perspectives and experiences of feminist or women’s rights activists. Focusing in particular on campaigns around sex work, HIV/AIDS, and sexual orientation and gender identity, we will study how feminist and sexual/gender rights activists have critiqued and used human rights discourse to get national governments and the international community to see women and sexual/gender minorities as humans.