The IAS specializes on qualitative research with particular emphasis on African history, sociology and anthropology.  In addition, the institute promotes African culture through the teaching of African languages, performing arts, and literary events for the community. Since African history is major requirement in ASE's curriculum; the IAS also plays a central role in the implementation of this part of the academic program.

Yoruba Language and Literature Intensive Summer Course

From June 20 to July 31, 2016, the Institute for African Studies will offer a six-week Intensive Summer Course in Yoruba Language and Literature. This program includes a one week stay with a yoruba speaking family and two cultural trips to visit key historical sites in Benin.

Tuition fees:

Total estimated tuition costs: $3,000
Total estimated living expenses (includes accomodation and meals): $2500


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To apply, please submit the application form (click here to download)

Enrolment starts October 1, 2015.

Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (subject line: Yoruba Course) and we will get back to you with further details on how to register.