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CS92PROD
African Politics


GOVT 282
Spring 2018
Section: 01  
Certificates: International Relations
Course Cluster: African Studies, African Studies Minor

This course introduces students to contemporary African politics from the colonial period to the present. We analyze independence movements, the rise of authoritarianism, the challenges of economic development, violent conflict, and processes of democratization and nation-building that have shaped the lives of people across the continent. The course also examines persistent themes and theoretical debates including the role of ethnicity and gender, foreign aid, and new forms of protest politics in the social media age. By combining historical and thematic materials, students learn how varied country histories help explain current political institutions, levels of stability and economic opportunity, and modes of social and political participation.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFST-MN)(GOVT)(GOVT-Comparativ)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on SEP-20-2018
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