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Graduate Courses

Graduate Courses

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 400 Contemporary African Politics
Credit hours: 3.  This upper level seminar examines contemporary African politics with a focus on political trends in the post-1990s period. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Nzongola.

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.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 410 Gender, Sexuality, and Development in Contemporary Africa
Credit hours: 3.  This upper-level seminar focuses on debates in international development studies exploring theories and policies of development, particularly those pertaining to gender, sexuality, masculinities, and women's political agency in contemporary Africa. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Sahle.

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.

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: Mwamzandi.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 485 Transnational Black Feminist Thought and Practice
Credit hours: 3.  This course uses social science approaches to explore the development of black feminist thought and activism in diverse cultural and national contexts. Students will gain knowledge of black feminist thought writing and activism in Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: 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.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 490 Colloquium in African, African American, and Diaspora Studies
Credit hours: 3.  This course is designed to give students a broad-ranging, interpretative perspective on-and analytical tools for studying-the migration and settlement of African peoples in various parts of the world, largely over the past several centuries. Based on selected secondary readings, students will study and compare the ways in which people of African descent have created political, cultural, and territorial communities in Africa and beyond the continent, especially in the slave and post-emancipation societies of the Americas. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 492 Urbanism in the Global South
Credit hours: 3.  (PLAN 576) This course introduces concepts and themes on the development of urbanism in the "Global South". Students engage with current debates over urbanism in the Global South, including looking at urban inequalities in contemporary cities. Through the course, students will be able to compare and critically analyze formations of contemporary urbanism in selected cities in the Global South from a comparative perspective. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Hudani.

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: 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.

Arabic ARAB 434 Modern Arabic Literature in Translation
Credit hours: 3.  We will study fiction from several countries in the Arab world with a particular emphasis on recent works. This literature has arisen out of the lived experiences of people in the Arab world, but each work creates a world of its own. What strategies do writers use for this world-making? What relationships might exist between these fictional worlds and their writing contexts? Who is addressed by these works? Previously offered as ARAB 334. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Yaqub.

Arabic ARAB 453 Film, Nation, and Identity in the Arab World
Credit hours: 3.  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. 60% Africa-related content. Instructors: Yaqub.

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.

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 514 Monuments and Memory
Credit hours: 3.  (HIST 514) Explores the role of monuments in the formation of cultural memory and identity, both nationally and globally. Topics include the construction of identities in and through public spaces, commemoration of both singular individuals and ordinary citizens, and the appearance of new types of post-traumatic monuments in the 20th century. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Sherman.

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.

Art History ARTH 750 Advanced Readings: Topics in the History of Art
Credit hours: 1-3.  Up to 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Magee, Rovine.

Art History ARTH 957 Seminar in African Art
Credit hours: 3.  Magee, Rovine sections. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Magee, Rovine.

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 BUSI 623 Global Entrepreneurship I
Credit hours: 1.5.  The course ranges from developing the creative mindset, ideation, development/manufacturing, marketing, selling, and managing. The course places heavy emphasis on doing and collaborating rather than listening passively: 1) dream: design process, 2) think: feasibility, 3) create: product development and manufacturing, and 4) tell: marketing. Restricted to GLOBE students. Consult instructor for  % Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Business BUSI 624 GLOBE Entrepreneurship Immersion
Credit hours: 1.5.  The immersion exposes students to the process of founding and funding new entrepreneurial ventures through direct experience with leaders in the field. It is divided between leaders who support the development of early stage entrepreneurial firms and those who capitalize these ventures in seed, venture capital, and private equity. We will be supplementing these visits with a number of events derived from Chicago Ideas Week. Consult 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.

Classical Archaeology CLAR 480 Egypt after the Pharaohs
Credit hours: 3.  This course explores the archaeological and historical evidence for life in Egypt between 332 BCE and 324 CE, when the traditions of Pharaonic Egypt came together with the customs and culture of Greek and Roman conquerors to create a society incorporating the traditions of native Egyptian and Mediterranean peoples. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Gates-Foster.

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: 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.

Emergency Medicine ERMD 409 International Elective in Emergency Medicine
Credit hours: 6.  International Emergency Medicine rotations can be arranged across Africa and in other world areas. 4th year medical students. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Myers.

Emergency Medicine ERMD 414 Emergency Care in East Africa
Credit hours: 6.  Will report to either Kenyatta National Hospital (Nairobi, Kenya), Accident and Emergency Department, or Kijabi Hospital (Naivasha, Kenya), Accident and Emergency Department. 4th year medical students. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Myers.

Emergency Medicine ERMD 419 Global Health Emergency Medicine Elective in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Credit hours: 6.  Students will report to the Emergency Department at Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 4th year Medical Students. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Environment, Ecology, and Energy 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.

Environment, Ecology, and Energy 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: Gray, West, Staff.

Environmental Sciences ENVR 525 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. Previously offered as ENVR 682. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Fisher.

Environmental Sciences ENVR 582 Sanitation for Development
Credit hours: 3.  Over a million children die yearly from diarrhea, in part because 2.0 billion humans do not have access to a basic toilet. This course presents the problems and context of inadequate sanitation in the developing world, and, more importantly, the types of solutions and approaches available to reduce these problems. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Salzberg.

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.

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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Powers.

Epidemiology 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: Pettifor, Staff.

Epidemiology 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.

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.

Geography GEOG 437 Social Vulnerability to Climate Change
Credit hours: 3.  (ENEC 437) How does climate change affect vulnerable human populations? We will attempt to answer a shared research question on this topic by reading the peer-reviewed literature and by conducting a semester-long data analysis project incorporating social and climate data from around the world. This is a course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE). 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Gray.

Geography GEOG 480 Liberation Geographies: The Place, Politics, and Practice of Resistance
Credit hours: 3.  An examination of the theory and history of resistance in the modern world, including instances of contestation from 'foot dragging' to the formation of social movements, and exploring the relationship between place and protest. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Ndaliko.

Geography GEOG 492 Radical Black Thought
Credit hours: 3.  The premise of this course is that the possibilities articulated by radical Black intellectuals and artists in Africa and its diaspora are key to dismantling systems of oppression. It includes theories of unfreedoms derived from experiences of oppression-colonization, slavery, mass incarceration, racial inequity. It also examines radical Black responses to unfreedoms through practices of mental (de)colonization and moral courage, epistemology and pedagogy, human-earth relationships and environmental justice. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Geography GEOG 555 Cartography of the Global South
Credit hours: 3.  This course presents cartographic techniques for better map design, with a focus on mapping the geographies of the Global South. Modern techniques and software will be used for developing and demonstrating proficiency in what are considered standard map design techniques, and we will also study examples from places and map makers outside of dominant cartographic traditions, and maps meant for actors and audiences in the Global South. Consult Instructor for % Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

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 Medicine GLBE 151 Global Health Medical Student Research
Credit hours: VAR.  8-week credit-bearing research elective. This elective is intended as an early research experience in global health, in collaboration with an UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases (IGHID) faculty or associated faculty at a site on an assigned, ongoing project or research study. The following African countries are eligible sites for this course: Malawi, Zambia, South Africa. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Global Medicine GLBE 405 Comparative Health Systems
Credit hours: 6.  This elective is intended for a global clinical elective (hospital or clinic based) outside of the USA. After completing the elective, the student will have gained a better understanding of the medical system in the country of elective vs. the USA, including issues of public and private financing, insurance and training for health care providers. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Carlough.

Global Medicine GLBE 477 Global Primary Care
Credit hours: VAR.  Primary care medical rotation in Africa. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Carlough.

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.

Health Behavior HBEH 780 Program Planning and Proposal Development for Global Health
Credit hours: 3.  This course is designed to introduce students to key concepts in global health program planning and proposal development. You will learn how to consider context when designing programs, design programs based on theory and evidence, and consider key operational issues in planning. This is a required course for the Global Health MPH concentration. For those outside of the concentration, permission to enroll will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Restricted to Global Health MPH students. VAR% Africa-related content. Instructors: Rosenberg.

Health Behavior HBEH 784 Implementation Science in Global Health
Credit hours: 3.  Implementation science aims to improve health through the translation of evidence-based intervention into routine care. This course will provide an overview of the foundational skills of implementation science in global health including tailoring to the local context, systematic approaches to identifying implementation barriers and selecting appropriate implementation strategies, and using rigorous study designs to evaluate implementation outcomes. Restricted to students enrolled in the Global Health MPH Concentration. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Pence, Staff.

Health Behavior HBEH 861 Global Mental Health
Credit hours: 3.  Global fundamentals, characteristics, public health impacts, prevention, and management of mental health and mental illness. 30% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Health Policy and Management HPM 823 Global Health
Credit hours: 1.  This course analyzes health systems in global perspective. Although health systems vary in structure, they face similar issues. This course includes discussion about the U.S. health system as well as health systems of developing, low-income, and middle-income countries. This course will assess WHO health systems building blocks, and will identify system elements from different countries that could be used to improve access, quality or health outcomes in the student's home or work country. 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.

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: Lindsay.

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: 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: 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.

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.  (HPM 664) 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, Speizer.

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: Curtis.

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.

Medicine MEDI 423 Advanced Practice Medicine, Malawi
Credit hours: VAR.  Clinical experience in Malawi for 4th year medical students. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Hoffman, Hosseinipour.

Music MUSC 970 Seminar in Ethnomusicology
Credit hours: 3.  Graduate seminar. Consult Instructor for % Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

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: 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: 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.

Portuguese PORT 408 Portuguese LAC
Credit hours: 1.  Coregistration in a LAC course required. A recitation section for selected courses that promote foreign language proficiency across the curriculum (LAC). Weekly discussion and readings in Portuguese. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Vernon, 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: 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 710 Introduction to Global Health Ethics
Credit hours: 1.  This course is designed to give students the skills to identify and effectively address ethical issues that arise in global health research and practice. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Dubé.

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.

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: Barden-O'Fallon, Ramaswamy.

Public Health PUBH 720 The HIV/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 Health PUBH 725 The HIV/AIDS Course Online
Credit hours: 1.  This online course offers 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: Dubé.

Public Policy PLCY 475 The Political Economy of Food
Credit hours: 3.  This course examines the political and economic dimensions of the food we eat, how it is produced, who eats what, and related social and environmental issues, both domestic and international, affecting the production, pricing, trade, distribution, and consumption of food. Honors version available. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Public Policy PLCY 485 Poverty, Health, and Human Development in Low Income Countries
Credit hours: 3.  This course provides an understanding of how poverty is defined, the consequences of poverty, and policies to reduce poverty. It explores the determinants of human development outcomes from an interdisciplinary perspective (with a heavy economics focus). 65% Africa-related content. Instructors: Handa.

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, Staff.

Public Policy PLCY 799 Selected Topics in Public Policy
Credit hours: 3.  Handa's section 75% Africa focus. 75% Africa-related content. Instructors: Handa.

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 541 Evangelicalism from a Global Perspective
Credit hours: 3.  The course will examine the evangelical tradition from a global perspective, exploring the tradition from its early rise in Europe to its impact on the Americas, Africa, and Asia. Honors version available. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

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 570 Social Work Practice (Zambia project)
Credit hours: VAR.  Social Work project abroad. 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: Ansong, 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: Bilotta, Chowa.

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.

Swahili SWAH 408 Swahili LAC
Credit hours: 1.  Prerequisite, SWAH 403. Swahili across the Curriculum Recitation. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Swahili recitation offered in conjunction with selected content courses. Weekly discussion and readings in Swahili relating to attached content courses. % Africa-related content. Instructors: Birya, Mwamzandi, Staff.