AAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
Winter 2021, Section 009 - Institutions, Development, and the Environment in Africa
Instruction Mode: Section 009 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
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Description

Environmental sustainability and economic development are two of the most pressing issues of our time. Nowhere is the imperative for both clearer than in Africa. In this course, we will explore the institutional structures that mediate human interactions with the environment in Africa, and consider how different approaches to natural resource extraction and use have shaped economic and ecological outcomes across the continent throughout history. Emphasis will be placed on both nonrenewable resources (e.g. extractive industries, from colonial exploitation to national development programs to multinational corporate operations) and renewable resources (e.g. forests and biodiversity, from community-managed commons to market-based conservation to protected areas managed by foreign NGOs). Moreover, we will examine the varied strategies individuals, communities, states, corporations, and organizations have used in seeking to gain and maintain control over resources for purposes of subsistence, profit, conservation, and/or development. In doing so, we will consult literature in political economy, political ecology, and development studies, as well as popular media and policy documents.

Schedule

AAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 Online
21840
Open
7
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: CAAS 358.001 meets with DANCE 348.001.
002 (SEM)
 Online
33776
Open
22
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (SEM)
 Online
33855
Open
6
 
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
004 (SEM)
 Online
33942
Open
19
 
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W 5:30PM - 7:00PM
TBA
006 (SEM)
 Online
35404
Open
3
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
007 (SEM)
 Online
24984
Open
13
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Advisory prerequisite: Senior Standing
009 (SEM)
 Online
35403
Open
17
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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