Departments of History and Political Science
This interdisciplinary certificate program provides a way for students to bring intellectual coherence to
selecting courses relevant to Africa. The certificate is targeted at students in diverse fields in the arts,
social sciences, and humanities, as well as the various applied sciences (including health science, REM,
environmental science) who are seeking ways to further their education in and knowledge of Africa.
Admission to the program is open to all undergraduate students registered and in good academic
standing at SFU.
The certificate requires a minimum of 30 credit hours – 18 credit hours at the lower division and 12
credit hours at the upper division.
The following is a list of fall 2009 courses that may be applied to the certificate:
Certificate in Africa Studies: Fall 2009 Courses*
HIST 151-3 The Modern Middle East
IS 220-3 Wealth and Poverty of Nations
POL 241-3 Introduction to International Politics
WS 200-3 Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective
CMNS 347-4 Communication in Conflict and Intervention
ECON 355W-4 Economic Development
POL 343-4 Global Political Economy
POL 346-4 International Organization
SA 360-4 Special Topics in Sociology/Anthropology (S or A)
SA 396-4 Selected Regional Areas (S or A): Africa in the Global Political Economy
* Students must meet course prerequisites