Apr 26, 2018  
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2019 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2019

AAS 2302 - Politics of Africa

Credits: 3 hrs
This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of the historical, political, social, cultural and economic forces shaping contemporary African political processes, systems and institutions. The course first examines different theories and approaches used to study African politics. Topics covered include: the colonial experience (1900-1960); the rise of African nationalism and the struggle for independence; experiments with African Socialism; military regimes (including military Marxist regimes); and the first and second waves of democracy movements and democratic electoral processes in Africa, starting in the 1990s. Required for AAAS majors with a concentration in the Africa region. Prerequisite(s): AAS 2301 Introduction to African, African American Studies.