African Politics

Course Type: 
Undergraduate
Course Prefix: 
POL
Course Number: 
240
General Education Requirements: 
S
G
P
Credits: 
3 sem. hrs.
Semesters Offered: 
Spring

This course will explore the problems of nation-building as illustrated by the experiences of the post-independence societies of Sub-Saharan Africa. The interrelationship of political, social and economic forces as well as the role of external actors and forces, including the international community, will be analyzed. The course will also focus upon interstate conflict and cooperation as well as subnational rivalries and processes.