May 30, 2023  
2021-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AAS 3302 - The Political Economy of African Development

Credits: 3 hrs
This course introduces students to the various ideologies and strategies of economic development initiated by African states and leaders after independence. It examines Africa’s place and role in the current globalization process and in the world economy, with particular attention to the continent’s relations with the international financial institutions (the International Monetary Fund/IMF and the World Bank). The course will also examine key cooperation and integration experiments and institutions in each of the five sub-regions of Africa, as well as various continental initiatives, such as the 1980 Lagos Plan of Action and the 2001 New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).
Pre-requisite(s): AAS 2302  and junior status.