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Graduate Courses

Graduate Courses

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 400 The Challenges of Democratic Governance in Africa Credit hours: 3 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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Nzongola, Staff
African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 403 Human Rights: Theories and Practices in Africa Credit hours: 3 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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Sahle, Staff
African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 412 Regional Seminar in African Studies Credit hours: 3 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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: M. Lambert, Nzongola, Sahle, Staff
African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 414 Senegalese Society and Culture Credit hours: 3 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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Camara, Staff
African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 421 Introduction to the Languages of Africa Credit hours: 3 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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Fhunsu, Mwamzandi, Staff
African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 485 Black Atlantic Crosscurrents Credit hours: 3 This course explores theoretical issues concerning historical, cultural, sociopolitical, and intellectual formations, connections, and movements between Africa and its Atlantic diaspora. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Sahle, Staff
African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 487 Intellectual Currents in African and African Diaspora Studies Credit hours: 3 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. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Clegg, M. Lambert, Nzongola, Pier, Staff
African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 489 African Diaspora Theory and History Credit hours: 3 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. 35% Africa-related content. Instructors: Clegg
Anthropology ANTH 419 Anthropological Application of GIS Credit hours: 3 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. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: West
Anthropology ANTH 422 Anthropology and Human Rights Credit hours: 3 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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Redfield, Staff
Anthropology ANTH 454 The Archaeology of African Diasporas Credit hours: 3 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. Consult Instructor for% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff
Anthropology ANTH 459 Ecological Anthropology Credit hours: 3 (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. 75% Africa-related content. Instructors: West
Anthropology ANTH 461 Colonialism and Postcolonialism: History and Anthropology Credit hours: 3 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. Consult Instructor for % Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff
Art History ARTH 450 The City as Monument: Cities and Society in the Medieval Islamic lands Credit hours: 3 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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: G. Anderson, Staff
Art History ARTH 453 Africa in the American Imagination Credit hours: 3 (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. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Magee, Staff
Art History ARTH 488 Contemporary African Art Credit hours: 3 (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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Magee, Rovine, Staff
Art History ARTH 555 Urban Africa and Global Mobility Credit hours: 3 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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Magee, Staff
Art History ARTH 561 Arts of the Islamic Mediterranean Credit hours: 3 (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) 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: G. Anderson, Staff
Art History ARTH 750 Advanced Readings: Topics in the History of Art Credit hours: 1-3 Rovine Section. 75% Africa-related content. Instructors: Rovine
Art History ARTH 956 Graduate Seminar in Islamic Art Credit hours: 3 Graduate seminar for critical issues in Islamic art (for example, Orientalism, historiography of Islamic art, critiquing the Islamic city). G. Anderson: Orientalism and Art. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: G. Anderson
Art History ARTH 957 Seminar in African Art Credit hours: 3 Magee, Rovine sections. Magee: African Modernisms. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Magee, Rovine, Staff
Asian Studies ASIA 435 The Cinemas of the Middle East and North Africa Credit hours: 3 (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. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff
Asian Studies ASIA 785 Critical Genealogies of Middle East and North Africa Studies Credit hours: 3 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. 30% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff
Biology BIOL 402 Infectious Disease in the Developing World Credit hours: 3 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. 30% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff
Business BUSI 611 International Development Credit hours: 3 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. Contact Instructor for% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff
Business (MBA) MBA 807E Sustainability Leadership Capstone Credit hours: 6 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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff
City and Regional Planning PLAN 685 Water and Sanitation Planning and Policy in Lesser Developed Countries Credit hours: 3 (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. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Whittington, Staff
Communication Studies COMM 625 Communication and Nonprofits in the Global Context Credit hours: 3 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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Dempsey
Dramatic Art DRAM 489 Carnivals and Festivals of the African Diaspora Credit hours: 3 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. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff
Dramatic Arts DRAM 475 Costume History: Africa, Asia, and Arabia Credit hours: 3 A survey of the traditional costume forms on the African Continent, in Asia (China, Japan, India), and on the Arabian Peninsula. Honors version available. 30% Africa-related content. Instructors: Owen, Staff
Economics ECON 460 International Economics Credit hours: 3 (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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Conway, Staff
Economics ECON 560 Advanced International Economics Credit hours: 3 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. 30% Africa-related content. Instructors: Conway, Staff
Education EDUC 505 Leadership in Educational/Nonprofit Settings Credit hours: 3 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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff
Education EDUC 526 Ethics and Education: From Global Problems to Classroom Dilemmas Credit hours: 3 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. 25%% Africa-related content. Instructors: Gulledge
Education EDUC 739 Global Child: Development and Education Credit hours: 3 Examines issues, policies, and practices related to children's development and education in a global context. Universal documents and declarations will serve as frameworks for review of the status of children's education and well-being globally. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff
Environment and Ecology ENEC 490 Special Topics in Environmental Science and Studies Credit hours: 1-3 Advanced topics from diverse areas of environmental science and/or environmental studies are explored. Honors version available. Consult instructor for % Africa-related content. Instructors: Cooke, Gangi, Gray, Jagger
Environment and Ecology ENEC 567 Ecological Analyses and Application Credit hours: 3 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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: West, Staff
Environmental Sciences ENVR 610 Global Perspectives on Environmental Health Inequalities Credit hours: 3 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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff
Environmental Sciences ENVR 682 Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, and Global Health Credit hours: 3 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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Bartram
Epidemiology EPID 755 Introduction to Infectious Disease Epidemiology Credit hours: 3 Permission required for non-majors. Objectives of the course are to: (1) understand the general principles of infectious disease epidemiology; (2) understand surveillance, prevention and control of infectious diseases; and (3) apply principles to specific infectious diseases. Course is part lecture and part group projects/discussion period per week. Consult Instructor for % Africa-related content. Instructors: Pettifor
Epidemiology EPID 760 Vaccine Epidemiology Credit hours: 3 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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Smith
Epidemiololgy EPID 756 Control of Infectious Diseases in Developing Countries Credit hours: 3 Epidemiology and control of selected infectious diseases prevalent in developing countries. Course involves lectures, critical discussions of published articles, and a final group project. 75% Africa-related content. Instructors: Meshnick, Pettifor, Staff
Epidemiololgy EPID 757 Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in Developing Countries Credit hours: 3 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. 75% Africa-related content. Instructors: Weir
Geography GEOG 445 Medical Geography Credit hours: 3 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. 40% Africa-related content. Instructors: Emch, Staff
Geography GEOG 452 Mobile Geographies: The Political Economy of Migration Credit hours: 3 This course explores the contemporary experience of migrants. Various theoretical approaches are introduced, with the emphasis on a political economic approach. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Cravey
Geography GEOG 805 Research Seminar in International Area Studies, Development, and Globalization Credit hours: 3 An in-depth seminar devoted to contemporary faculty research topics in international area studies, development, and globalization. Consult instructor for % Africa-related content. Instructors: Pickles
Global Studies GLBL 701 Political Economy of Development Credit hours: 3 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). 30% Africa-related content. Instructors: Seim
Global Studies GLBL 703 Global Migration and Labor Rights Credit hours: 3 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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Stuesse
Global Studies GLBL 789 Teaching Languages Across the Curriculum Credit hours: 3 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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff
History HIST 534 The African Diaspora Credit hours: 3 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. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Jarvis, Lindsay, Staff
History HIST 535 Women and Gender in African History Credit hours: 3 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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Burrill, Lindsay, Staff
History HIST 719 Readings in African History Credit hours: 3 An introduction to major works and themes in the history of premodern and modern African history. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Burrill, Staff
History HIST 722 Readings in Contemporary Global History Credit hours: 3 Focus on the 19th and 20th centuries. Mixing theory, case studies and comparisons, the readings reflect disciplinary diversity. Consult instructor for % Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff
History HIST 815 Topics in African History Credit hours: 3 A readings-based course on particular topics or approaches in African history. Topics may vary by semester and will be announced in advance. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Burrill, Jarvis, Lindsay, Staff
History HIST 890 Topics in History for Graduates Credit hours: 3 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. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Shields, Lindsay
Information and Library Science INLS 539 Going the Last Mile: Information Access for Underserved Populations Credit hours: 3 In this course we investigate the special challenges of providing information services to marginalized populations in an increasingly digital world. 75% Africa-related content. Instructors: Missen, Staff
Law LAW 457 African Law and Development Credit hours: 3 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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Kelley
Linguistics LING 542 Pidgins and Creoles Credit hours: 3 (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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Roberge
Maternal and Child Health MHCH 664 Globalization and Health Credit hours: 3 Globalization--its economic, environmental, political, technological, institutional, and sociocultural dimensions--historically and currently contributes to beneficial and adverse effects on population, community, and family and individual health. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff
Maternal and Child Health MHCH 680 Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Credit hours: 1 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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Curtis, Staff
Maternal and Child Health MHCH 716 International Family Planning and Reproductive Health Credit hours: 3 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. 30% Africa-related content. Instructors: Bloom, Curtis, Staff
Maternal and Child Health MHCH 722 Global Maternal and Child Health Credit hours: 3 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. 30% Africa-related content. Instructors: Singh-Ongechi, Staff
Maternal and Child Health MHCH 730 Reproductive Health Policy Credit hours: 3 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. 30% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff
Music MUSC 970 Seminar in Ethnomusicology Credit hours: 3 Graduate seminar. 90% Africa-related content. Instructors: Ndaliko
Nutrition NUTR 745 International Nutrition Credit hours: 3 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. 40% Africa-related content. Instructors: Bentley, Adair, Popkin
Nutrition NUTR 747 Issues in Global Nutrition Credit hours: 3 A review of the global burden of nutrition-related non-communicable diseases and to contributing global trends in the food system that shape policies and practices affecting nutrition and health outcomes. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff
Nutrition NUTR 808 Global Cardiometabolic Disease Seminar Credit hours: 3 This core seminar addresses biology, genetics, epidemiology, intervention and policy strategies relevant for addressing global cardiometabolic disease, as well as, professional development and responsible conduct of research in global settings. 30% Africa-related content. Instructors: Adair
Peace, War, and Defense PWAD 673 Post-Conflict Security Challenges Credit hours: 3 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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Hazen
Political Science POLI 431 African Politics and Societies Credit hours: 3 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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Reynolds, L. Martin, Staff
Political Science POLI 444 Seminar on Terrorism Credit hours: 3 (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. 30% Africa-related content. Instructors: Bapat
Political Science POLI 452 Africa and International Conflict Credit hours: 3 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." 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Bapat, Staff
Public Health PUBH 420 AIDS: Principles and Policy Credit hours: 1 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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Strauss, Staff
Public Health PUBH 500 Global Health Discussion Series Credit hours: .5 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. 40% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff
Public Health PUBH 510 Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health Credit hours: 3 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. 40% Africa-related content. Instructors: Bentley, Staff
Public Health PUBH 704 Foundations of Global Health Credit hours: 2-3 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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Carlough
Public Health PUBH 711 Critical Issues in Global Public Health Credit hours: 3 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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Dubé, Ramaswamy, Van Vliet, Staff
Public Health PUBH 712 Global Health Ethics Credit hours: 3 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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Dubé
Public Health PUBH 714 Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation of Global Health Programs Credit hours: 3 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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Ramaswamy
Public Health PUBH 718 Designing Systems for Global Health Implementation Credit hours: 3 Using powerful tools from engineering and management, this course equips students to conceptualize, design, and analyze public health and healthcare delivery systems for successful implementation. Consult Instructor for  % Africa-related content. Instructors: Ramaswamy
Public Health PUBH 720 The AIDS Course Credit hours: 1 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. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Strauss
Public Policy PLCY 520 Environment and Development Credit hours: 3 (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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Jagger, Staff
Public Policy PLCY 565 Global Health Policy Credit hours: 3 (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. 35% Africa-related content. Instructors: Meier
Public Policy PLCY 570 Health and Human Rights Credit hours: 3 (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. 35% Africa-related content. Instructors: Meier
Public Policy PLCY 581 Research Design for Public Policy Credit hours: 3 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. 30% Africa-related content. Instructors: Seim
Public Policy PLCY 799 Selected Topics in Public Policy Credit hours: 3 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. _x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_ 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. 35% Africa-related content. Instructors: Jagger
Public Policy PLCY 895 Poverty and Human Resources Credit hours: 3 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. 40% Africa-related content. Instructors: Handa
Religious Studies RELI 581 Sufism Credit hours: 3 (ASIA 581) Permission of the instructor. A survey of Islamic mysticism, its sources in the Qur'an and the Prophet Muhammad, and its literary, cultural, and social deployment in Arab, Persian, Indic, and Turkish regions. 30% Africa-related content. Instructors: Ernst
School of Public Health-General SPHG 700 Introduction to Global Public Health Credit hours: 3 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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Dubé
Social Work SOWO 404 Social Work Study Abroad: Africa Credit hours: 1-6 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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff
Social Work SOWO 793 Asset Development Practice and Policy Credit hours: 1.5 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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Chowa, Masa
Social Work SOWO 835 Poverty Policy Credit hours: 1.5 Using an advanced policy analysis framework, this course focuses on strategies for policy change, national and state policy, and legal and socio-political factors influencing financing, access, and service delivery. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Masa
Social Work SOWO 881 Development Theory and Practice in Global Settings Credit hours: 3 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. 70% Africa-related content. Instructors: Chowa, Staff
Sociology SOCI 419 Sociology of the Islamic World Credit hours: 3 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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff