INTERNATIONAL SERVICE

SIS-654
Africa Core Seminar (3)

Course Level: Graduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics cover key themes in comparative and regional studies including politics, economy, identity, regional security, civil society, governance, foreign policy, democratization, and globalization in African countries.

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INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
FALL 2014

Course Level: Graduate

Africa Core Seminar (3)

State and Society in Africa

This course explores the politics, economics, and society of sub-Sahara Africa in comparative perspective. It analyzes issues such as the nature of African state building, the elusiveness of economic development, when democracy emerges and why it is sustained. The readings encourage critical thinking about enduring impact of historical and social contexts, utilizing evidence from case studies, regional trends, and broader comparative theories.