Modules offered by the Centre for Mauritian  and Comparative Cultural Studies

Courses  in Mauritian Studies
    1.    Modules offered as from August 1997 to students of MGI following Diploma and B.A*  (Hons) Courses in Fine Arts and Languages.

Overview of History - MST 1221
This module, after briefly introducing students to the Indian Ocean in pre-colonial times, overviews the development of Mauritius under successive colonial regimes up to 1948.

Literature and Society - MST 2122
This module, against the historical backdrop introduced in the first module, overviews the development of creative writing and examines a chosen theme through a comparative approach to extracts in different languages.

    2.   Courses offered to student of B.A* (Hons) in Languages/Fine Arts/Performing Arts with Education as from August 2000.

Mauritian Studies: Aspects of Contemporary history- MST 2124

Study of some aspects of the History of Mauritius from 1947 to hte present including political changes, economic development and culture.

Contemporary issues - MST 3123

The seminar based module provides students with an opportunity of addressing selected political, social, economic and cultural issues of contemporary Mauritius.

   3.   M.A* by research in Mauritian and Comparative Cultural Studies

The programme will consist of

  1. a taught component of research and methodology
  2. seminars on topics chosen by students
  3. a research project on a topic which falls within one of the broad themes of research of the Centre, and its multidisciplinary research orientation.

The emphasis will be on


  1. an analysis of Mauritian Society from the perspective of politics, history, anthropology (Contemporary Mauritian Studies)


   2.    a reading of Culture through a range of 'texts' in the following fields: Literature, Folk Studies and creative Arts. (Mauritian Cultural Studies)


  4.     Planning has started for an undergraduate programme in Mauritian Studies.  The course is scheduled for January 2005.

Research at the Centre for Mauritian Studies

Mahatma Gandhi Institute - Moka
Republic of Mauritius Tel.(230) 403 2000  Fax - (230) 433 2235