Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Political Studies
This course provides an introduction to African politics by exploring a broad range of issues from both historical and contemporary perspectives. This includes an examination of the legacy of colonialism, the post-colonial state, nationalism and authoritarian rule, democratization, ethnic politics, political violence, post-conflict peace-building, and Africa's political and economic relations with the international community. While the course provides a survey of important themes related to African politics, it also draws upon the wider theoretical literature from political studies to ground the analyses in broader debates within the discipline.
Prerequisite(s): Any two of POLS 110.3, POLS 111.3, POLS 112.3; or 18 credit units at the university level.
Note: Students with credit for POLS 246.6 may not take POLS 245.3 for credit.
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