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Center undertakes Ph.D. curriculum review workshop

The Center for African and Oriental Studies of the Addis Ababa University held a half day curriculum review workshop for a Ph.D. program to be launched in African Studies on October 18, 2016.

The workshop brought together various stakeholders and valuable inputs for fine-tuning the curriculum of the aspired Ph.D. program.

Presenting the proposed curriculum, Samuel Tefera (Ph.D.), Chairperson of the Curriculum Team, underlined the need for the program as “African Studies is an interdisciplinary field that engages and reflects the historical, political, social, economic, and cultural experiences of Africans.”

He further pointed out that the plan to launch the program follows the needs felt to deeply engage in Africa’s problems, challenges and opportunities within the new globalized World.

Per the proposed curriculum, the Ph.D. degree in African Studies will have three tracks from which candidates could electively earn their degrees.

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The three track options include political economy of development in Africa; culture, art and media in Africa; and mobility and citizenship in Africa.

The Center for African and Oriental Studies of the Addis Ababa University was established in 2007 initially as the Center for African Studies and has since been running two graduate programs in African Studies and Middle Eastern Studies, each having different elective streams.