AFC 313 - Contemporary Africa: The Struggle and Prospects for Development [GEGA]
This course serves as a survey of Africa’s contemporary political economy. In examining postcolonial developments, the course focuses on regional and national strategies for social transformation.
Credit 3 hrs May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation Fall, Winter, and Summer (online)
Restriction by Major -
Restriction by Class -
AFC 313 - Contemporary Africa: the Struggle & Prospects for Development is designed as a survey of Africa’s contemporary political economy. In examining post-colonial efforts at development, the course focuses on a cross-section of regional and national strategies for social transformation. Among subjects emphasized are economic cooperation and coordination initiatives on the continent, side by side with domestic and/or external constraints on national socioeconomic developmental efforts. The course also compares and contrasts Africa’s major socioeconomic trends and performances with those of Latin America & the Caribbean and Asia and Pacific regions. This course meets the Global Awareness category of the General Education program because its survey of the contemporary political-economic conditions of Africa will help to provide EMU students with a global perspective on forms of development in the contemporary world. Such a global perspective on development is all the more necessary, given the leadership role that the United States and Western Europe play within the international community.
Keywords: African American Studies , Africology , Global Awareness (GEGA)
Equivalent Courses: AAS 313
Updates: Course Rotation added 8/2014; Change to prefix 2/2013, effective Summer 2013
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