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Studies

Teaching at the Department of African languages and Cultures

 

African Studies (Africanistics) as a major, is linked with the teaching programme offered by the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw. The programme of African studies has three ‘tracks’ which are connected with the main language of the African Studies (Amharic, Hausa or Swahili). The courses in linguistics, literature, history, and art refer to the whole continent and have a component related specifically to the region of specialization. The choice of the language and the regional specialization is made at the admission stage and is determined by the yearly offer.

 

BA level studies

 

African Studies (Africanistics) as a major, is linked with the teaching programme offered by the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw. The programme of African studies has three ‘tracks’ which are connected with the main language of the African Studies (Amharic, Hausa or Swahili). The courses in linguistics, literature, history, and art refer to the whole continent and have a component related specifically to the region of specialization. The choice of the language and the regional specialization is made at the admission stage and is determined by the yearly offer.

 

 

MA level studies

 

The M.A. programme is open to the holders of B.A. degrees in African studies as well as in all other disciplines. Our graduates can continue professional and in-depth studies in a two-year MA programme which offers advanced language courses at the level of fluent communicating in speaking and writing. The new students will attend the language courses at the beginners level. A student can specialize in a preferred field of studies, such as literature, history, linguistics or anthropology.
 

 

Ph.D. in African studies

 
The Department is subsumed under the Faculty’s programme for Ph. D. students. Ph. D. students of the Department write their theses in one of the following areas: African linguistics or African literature.