Course Description –
POLS 4402 African Politics 3 Credits
Students examine and compare the political systems of selected of African nations. The similarities and differences in the historical, political, economic and social characteristics of political regimes are analyzed.
- POLS 1101
Required Course Resources –
AFRICAN POLITICS IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE
Cambridge University Press, 32 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013
HALF OF A YELLOW SUN
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor Books, A Random House, Inc., New York
BBC WORLD’S SERVICES:
Course Learning Objectives –
- Understand what is known about Africa after 50 years of research.
- Understand how this information fits into the discipline of political science.
- Understand the practical implications of this knowledge for Africa’s development process.
- Understand and compare basic data and politics on the continent and its sub-regions to other parts of the world.
- Analyze and discuss key issues relating to the impact of politics on the development of the continent.
- Identify and explain some of the major social, cultural, and economic challenges faced by Africa and the role of the international community in addressing such challenges.