AAS 103 - First Year Social Science Seminar
Section: 001 Reading Africa: Critical Perspectives on Popular Development Books
Term: WN 2014
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
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 major.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The purpose of this course is to explore cities in contemporary Africa. Themes addressed in the course include the spatial dynamics of city-building and -unbuilding, the mix of recent arrivals and long-time residents, the differential inclusion of immigrants and newcomers, the relationship between formal employment and informal economies, the cosmopolitan impulse of new office complexes and upscale malls, new modes of urban governance, policing and security, and the installation of infrastructure. The course combines lectures and discussions with film and visual representations. Grades are based on take-home examinations and a term paper.

AAS 103 - First Year Social Science Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
003 (SEM)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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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
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
ISBN: 9780816665464
Brand aid : shopping well to save the world, Author: Lisa Ann Richey and Stefano Ponte., Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
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
ISBN: 9781848133204
Neoliberal Africa : the impact of global social engineering, Author: Graham Harrison., Publisher: Zed Books 2010
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