African Development 44:161 Douglas Grane: Douglas-Grane@uiowa.edu 06/04/09
Course objectives <ul><li>To familiarize yourself with Africa, “ unlearn”  inaccurate stereotypes about the continent, lea...
Today’s Class and Course Content <ul><li>Do we know Africa?  </li></ul><ul><li>Determine presentation schedule </li></ul><...
African News update schedule <ul><li>Sign up for a time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>27 June </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 July </...
Daily Routine <ul><li>Come to class with all readings completed  </li></ul><ul><li>Bring a note card with a question from ...
Special Topics <ul><li>Dr. Alan, UNICEF July 9 </li></ul><ul><li>Sunday Goshit, University of Iowa July 16 </li></ul>06/04...
Syllabus presentation <ul><li>Icon site under content </li></ul><ul><li>Textbook:  Africa: South of the Sahara +ICON readi...
Course Topics:  What is Development, and Africa’s Development Geography <ul><li>What is Development? </li></ul>06/04/09
Course Topics:  What is Development, and Africa’s Development Geography <ul><li>Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa </li></ul>...
Africa Map Quiz 06/04/09
Assignments <ul><li>News Presentation  </li></ul><ul><li>Concept Note </li></ul><ul><li>Development Research Proposal Pape...
African News presentation <ul><li>Cover events from across the continent from the last news update </li></ul><ul><li>Locat...
Concept Note <ul><li>See instructions on syllabus and p. 7-9 on REPOA reading </li></ul><ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Su...
Concept Note <ul><li>Exceptions to REPOA guidelines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You do not have to include </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Development Research Proposal <ul><li>Should build on Concept Note </li></ul><ul><li>See syllabus and REPOA p. 10-22 for d...
Development Research Proposal <ul><li>*Literature Review* </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most important part </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Quiz Dates <ul><li>Quiz #1 July 27 </li></ul><ul><li>Quiz #2 July 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Quiz #3 July 16 </li></ul><ul><li>Qu...
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    1. 1. African Development 44:161 Douglas Grane: Douglas-Grane@uiowa.edu 06/04/09
    2. 2. Course objectives <ul><li>To familiarize yourself with Africa, “ unlearn” inaccurate stereotypes about the continent, learn about the challenges facing Africa today, development opportunities in Africa, and understand approaches to researching development on the continent </li></ul><ul><li>Douglas Grane, Instructor </li></ul>06/04/09
    3. 3. Today’s Class and Course Content <ul><li>Do we know Africa? </li></ul><ul><li>Determine presentation schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss Course Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Present Syllabus </li></ul><ul><li>Give Pretest </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Question what development is? </li></ul>06/04/09
    4. 4. African News update schedule <ul><li>Sign up for a time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>27 June </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 July </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7 July </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>11 July </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>14 July </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>16 July </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>21 July </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>23 July </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>25 July </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>28 July </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 August </li></ul></ul>06/04/09
    5. 5. Daily Routine <ul><li>Come to class with all readings completed </li></ul><ul><li>Bring a note card with a question from the reading </li></ul><ul><li>Read ahead for ideas on your concept note and final paper </li></ul><ul><li>Take notes during news </li></ul>06/04/09
    6. 6. Special Topics <ul><li>Dr. Alan, UNICEF July 9 </li></ul><ul><li>Sunday Goshit, University of Iowa July 16 </li></ul>06/04/09
    7. 7. Syllabus presentation <ul><li>Icon site under content </li></ul><ul><li>Textbook: Africa: South of the Sahara +ICON readings </li></ul>06/04/09
    8. 8. Course Topics: What is Development, and Africa’s Development Geography <ul><li>What is Development? </li></ul>06/04/09
    9. 9. Course Topics: What is Development, and Africa’s Development Geography <ul><li>Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Africa’s Geography through European Social Constructions: “Your worldview”? </li></ul><ul><li>Human Environmental Interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Indigenous Knowledge and cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Colonial Geographies </li></ul><ul><li>Post/neo-colonial Geographies </li></ul><ul><li>Population growth and migration </li></ul>06/04/09
    10. 10. Africa Map Quiz 06/04/09
    11. 11. Assignments <ul><li>News Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Concept Note </li></ul><ul><li>Development Research Proposal Paper </li></ul><ul><li>Take Home Final Exam </li></ul><ul><li>Assignment instructions on syllabus </li></ul>06/04/09
    12. 12. African News presentation <ul><li>Cover events from across the continent from the last news update </li></ul><ul><li>Locate events geographically </li></ul><ul><li>Tie events to course content and development in general </li></ul><ul><li>Provide brief written outline to instructor </li></ul>06/04/09
    13. 13. Concept Note <ul><li>See instructions on syllabus and p. 7-9 on REPOA reading </li></ul><ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Summarize development problem to be researched </li></ul><ul><li>Concise background on the issue </li></ul><ul><li>Describe where the problem exists </li></ul><ul><li>Due July 2nd </li></ul>06/04/09
    14. 14. Concept Note <ul><li>Exceptions to REPOA guidelines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You do not have to include </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Methodology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Principal Researcher </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project Timeframe </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Sources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use secondary sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suggested sources in Stock p. 11-12 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Suggested topics in REPOA p. 24-32 </li></ul><ul><li>Begin immediately, Due Date July 2nd </li></ul>06/04/09
    15. 15. Development Research Proposal <ul><li>Should build on Concept Note </li></ul><ul><li>See syllabus and REPOA p. 10-22 for details </li></ul><ul><li>Components </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Title </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction and Background 1000 word Max </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Significance of Research problem 250 word max </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research objectives 200 word max </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*Literature Review 3000 word Max </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy Implications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>References </li></ul></ul>06/04/09
    16. 16. Development Research Proposal <ul><li>*Literature Review* </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most important part </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Builds your other sections including research problem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Begin finding sources immediately </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Modifications to REPOA requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Methodology and Hypothesis not required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>researcher and institutional attachment not required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Budget not required </li></ul></ul>06/04/09
    17. 17. Quiz Dates <ul><li>Quiz #1 July 27 </li></ul><ul><li>Quiz #2 July 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Quiz #3 July 16 </li></ul><ul><li>Quiz #4 July 23 </li></ul>06/04/09
    18. 18. What is Development? What is Africa? 06/04/09

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