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Undergraduate Course Details
Number POL 383
Title African Politics
Credits 3.0
Distribution DIII
Winter/Spring 2016 Classes
Sec Ref # Dates Days Times Location Instructor
01 1568 1/19/16 - 5/16/16 M 9:25am - 10:40am MH-321 Vanessa J Ruget

Description

This course introduces students to the contemporary politics of sub-Saharan Africa. It focuses on the challenges that are common to most of its states (such as post-colonialism, neo-patrimonialism, and ethnic diversity) but also on variations in performances, especially in terms of state buildings, democratization, and development. Selected case studies serve to illustrate the diversity of this area of the world and the complexity of the issues examined. Three lecture hours per week.