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