POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Section: 007 Issues in Contemporary African Politics
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
One course in Political Science.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course introduces the comparative and international politics of sub-Saharan Africa since independence, with a focus on the post-Cold-War period. Themes include the challenges of peace, democracy, and development — along with South Africa's political transition and its regional implications. Competing analytical perspectives on the diverse trajectories of change in the region are discussed. A central aim is to equip students to think critically about journalistic and scholarly depictions of politics in Africa.

POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Schedule Listing
002 (REC)
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18741
Open
5
20Ugrd
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (REC)
P
21629
Open
2
17LSA Hnrs
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: LSA Honors JR & SR and department honors students by permission of department only
004 (REC)
P
21709
Closed
0
 
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W 10:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (REC)
P
21732
Closed
0
1Ugrd
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Meets with German302.001
006 (REC)
P
28693
Closed
0
14Ugrd
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
007 (REC)
P
28697
Open
10
7Ugrd
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
008 (REC)
P
28704
Closed
0
24Ugrd
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
009 (REC)
P
28716
Open
10
3Ugrd
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Meets with History 302.001/NES
010 (LEC)
 
28743
Closed
0
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Meets with History 346/AMCULT 348
011 (DIS)
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28745
Closed
0
 
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W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
012 (DIS)
P
28747
Closed
0
 
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W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
013 (DIS)
P
28748
Closed
0
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
014 (LEC)
 
28774
Open
10
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets with History 434
015 (DIS)
P
28775
Closed
0
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
016 (DIS)
P
28776
Closed
0
 
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M 1:00PM - 2:00PM
017 (DIS)
P
28777
Open
8
 
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M 2:00PM - 3:00PM
018 (DIS)
P
31639
Closed
0
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
019 (DIS)
P
31653
Open
3
 
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W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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Note:
The required novel by Ahmadou Kourouma may be available under two slightly different (translated) titles: "Waiting for the Wild Beasts to Vote" and "Waiting for the Vote of the Wild Animals." Either translation is fine.
ISBN: 0333682734
Africa since independence : a comparative history, Author: Paul Nugent., Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan 2004
Required
ISBN: 9780195331288
New news out of Africa : uncovering Africa's renaissance, Author: Charlayne Hunter-Gault., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2008
Required
ISBN: 9780385086165
A man of the people : a novel, Author: by Chinua Achebe ; introductio, Publisher: Anchor Books Anchor Boo 1967
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780099283829
Waiting for the wild beasts to vote / Ahmadou Kourouma ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne., Author: Ahmadou Kourouma ; translated, Publisher: Vintage 2004
Required
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