The LSE-UCT July School offers courses from across the social sciences, all with reference and relevance to Africa today. Participants select one intensive course to study for the two-week programme.
Each course is delivered by one or more leading academics from LSE and/ or UCT, supported by Teaching Assistants who are usually PhD students from one of the partner institutions.
Each course normally comprises 48 contact hours over two weeks, usually arranged as 36 hours of lectures and 12 hours of classes or seminars. The course is assessed through mid-term assessments and final examination, allowing the award of a graded transcript to participants who successfully complete the programme.
The courses currently on offer in 2017 are:
Africa and Global Transformation: The Rise of Emerging Powers and a New International Order
LCS-IR201 - Professor Chris Alden (LSE) and Dr Karen Smith (UCT)
African Media, Communication and Society in a Global Age
LCS-MC201 - Dr Wallace Chuma (UCT) and Dr Wendy Willems (LSE)
Economic Challenges for African Development
LCS-EC201 - Professor Mark Ellyne (UCT) and Professor Anthony Black (UCT)
How Change and Development Happen in Africa (new for 2017)
LCS-DV203 - Dr Duncan Green (LSE)
Justice and Transparency in Africa
LCS-LL301 - Professor Richard Calland (UCT)
Managing Drugs, Illicit Markets and Global Public Health
LCS-SA204 - Professor Michael Shiner (LSE), Dr John Collins (LSE), Professor Mark Shaw (UCT) and Dr Simon Howell (UCT)
Nourishing Cities: Reading Urban Africa through Food (new for 2017)
LCS-GY301 - Dr Shari Daya (UCT) and Dr Jane Battersby (UCT)
Poverty and Development
LCS-DV202 - Dr. Elliott Green (LSE)
Urban Development and Planning in Africa (new for 2017)
LCS-GY202 - Professor Gareth Jones (LSE) and Dr Ryan Centner (LSE)