AAS 356 - Democracy and Development in Africa
Fall 2020, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
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Details

Credits:
4
Other:
Theme
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

Countries in contemporary sub-Saharan Africa vary greatly in their quality of democracy, the strength of the state, and levels of economic development. This course investigates the deep historical and more contemporary explanations for these diverse political and economic outcomes, through case studies of political development in particular countries, analyses of broader patterns for the continent as a whole, and consideration of Africa in the context of the broader developing world. The course will draw on works by political scientists, anthropologists, historians, economists, and journalists. Group discussions will be part of the course.

This course is in the Comparative Politics subfield.

Course Requirements:

The assessment for the course is based on: one map quiz (4%), one midterm (25%), one comparative, analytical paper (25%), a cumulative final, all essay exam (30%); attendance, participation, presentations, and occasional quizzes or response papers in discussion (8%) and class (8%).

Intended Audience:

Primarily Juniors. Poli sci or AAS majors, other social science majors who are interested in Africa or developing regions. Students who have already completed AAS 359 will not be eligible to enroll in this course.

Class Format:

This course welcomes entirely online participation. While there will be optional in-person components, no part of this course requires you to be on campus or present in-person. The weekly lectures for this course will be recorded and made available asynchronously. We will also have biweekly discussion sessions that require synchronous participation through Zoom

Schedule

AAS 356 - Democracy and Development in Africa
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
  Hybrid
26247
Open
8
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
 Online
26248
Open
4
 
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Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
 Online
26249
Open
9
 
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM

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