Fall 2017 Courses

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George Clement Bond Center for African Education

Teachers College, Columbia University

Fall 2017 Courses

ITSF 4010: Cultural & Social Bases of Education (3 or 4 credits)

Analyses of basic anthropological concepts, with particular reference to the sociocultural context of education and the role of educational institutions in community, national, and regional development. Four-point enrollment requires attendance at film showings before or after class and at discussion sessions held at hours to be arranged.


ITSF 4016: Culture and Society in Africa (3 credits)

A general survey of sub-Saharan Africa, using contributions from theoretical approaches to anthropological research in the area. Emphasis on socioeconomic, ideological and religious, educational, and political analysis of African communities.


ITSF 4005: Education in Emergencies (3 credits)

This course provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the growing and increasingly complex field of education in emergencies, one which encompasses crises caused by natural disasters and armed conflict and which spans the relief-development spectrum.


ITSF 4160: Human Rights in Africa (3 credits)

Students examine the historical conditions that give rise to human rights violations and the efforts to protect rights through policy and education. They explore different approaches to human rights education, apply them to case studies of specific African countries, and develop human rights education curricula.