AAS 103 - First Year Social Science Seminar
Section: 004 Reading Africa: Critical Perspectives on Popular Development Books
Term: WN 2012
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Other Course Info:
(Cross-Area Courses). May not be included in a concentration plan.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In recent years the news coverage of Africa has focused on a continent replete with disease, poverty and conflict. Partly in response, interest in Africa among the general public has proliferated. To meet the growing curiosity there has been surge of new popular volumes claiming to provide an accurate diagnosis of the source of the African malaise and how to treat it. The course will focus on a critical reading of a selection of these books aimed at a better understanding of the dynamics of African development.

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AAS 103 - First Year Social Science Seminar
Schedule Listing
002 (SEM)
P
26164
Open
5
5Y1
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (SEM)
P
29072
Open
13
13Y1
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
005 (SEM)
P
29073
Open
2
4Y1
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
006 (SEM)
P
33248
Open
13
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 9781848133204
Neoliberal Africa : the impact of global social engineering, Author: Graham Harrison., Publisher: Zed Books 2010
Required
ISBN: 0141018666
The end of poverty : how we can make it happen in our lifetime, Author: Jeffrey D. Sachs. [Foreword by Bono]., Publisher: Penguin Books 2005
Required
ISBN: 9780143038825
The white man's burden why the West's efforts to aid the rest have done so much ill and so little good, Author: William Easterly, Publisher: Penguin Press 2006
Required
ISBN: 9780195373387
The bottom billion : why the poorest countries are failing and what can be done about it, Author: Paul Collier., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2008
Required
ISBN: 9781846140068
Dead aid : why aid is not working and how there is another way for Africa, Author: Dambisa Moyo ; [with a foreword by Niall Ferguson]., Publisher: Allen Lane 2009
Required
ISBN: 9780816665464
Brand aid : shopping well to save the world, Author: Lisa Ann Richey and Stefano Ponte., Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Required
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