CAAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
Section: 001 Dealing with the Past and Doing Justice in Africa
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
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May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
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This course will focus on three transitional societies in Africa emerging from national nightmares and confronting their past: South Africa, Rwanda and Sierra Leone. Considering the political realities in each country, this course will explore the opportunities and limitations of the different forums, and the dilemmas they present for enforcement, for sovereignty, and for justice. The course will finally look at the structure and functions of the controversial International Criminal Court, and its potential to be an instrument for ensuring global accountability for the most serious crimes. Readings will be supplemented with films documenting South Africa’s quest for restorative justice; the uncovering of the truth; historical footage of Rwanda as a case study of the human rights challenge of the 21st century; and the story of children who were forced to act as young fighters with rebel forces in the jungles of Sierra Leone.

CAAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
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001 (SEM)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: 001
002 (SEM)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Section 002: Meets with RC 334.001 and Honors 251.001.
004 (SEM)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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