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IA 230 African Politics

Faculty: Vinson
Content: Introduces students to political, social, and economic issues facing African states (primarily sub-Saharan), covering both domestic and international dimensions. The course explores the historical origins and contemporary dynamics of challenges associated with democratization, civil conflict, and underdevelopment, as well as emerging opportunities and prospects. Students gain specific country expertise, and are also equipped to make sense of the variation in the experiences of a range of African countries.
Prerequisites: None.
Restrictions: Sophomore standing required.
Usually offered: Alternate Years, fall semester.
Semester credits: 4.