Sep 24, 2018  
Course Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Course Catalog 2018-2019
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AAST 235 - Government and Politics of Africa


Semester Offered: First Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4SS, CD, WINT

This course examines pre-colonial African political and social systems and how these were weakened by the imposition of colonialism. It also considers the rise of leaders such as Nkrumah, Kenyatta and Nyerere, the liberation struggles and the wave of independence that swept through Africa in the 1960s. While acknowledging Africa’s development challenges, this course also highlights recent developments such as relative political stability, democratic deepening and the emergence of the African Union as constituting grounds for hope.

Enrollment Limit: 25
Instructor: D. Opoku

This course may also count for the major in (consult the program or department major requirements) :
Politics


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