POLI-320 African Politics

This course looks at the development of African states from the pre-colonial period to the present day and analyzes contemporary issues characteristic of political life in Sub-Saharan Africa. This includes the study of conflict, development, ethnic politics, and democratization. In addition to work describing politics on the continent, students are also introduced to a set of conceptual tools and sources of data that allow them to study African politics. There are no prerequisites for the course although POLI-121 is recommended. 4 SH.