Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

PO319
African Politics
0.5 Credit

An introduction to the political dynamics of contemporary sub-Saharan Africa. This class will examine the impacts of historical patterns of development; the post-colonial state and its role in socio-economic change, social actors, movements, and divisions, economic and social crises; and the contemporary democratic trend. There will be an emphasis on the diversity existing within and among African nations in order to challenge some of the common media-based stereotypes of the continent.

Additional Course Information
Prerequisites
Registration status: Year 3 or Year 4, or permission of the department. (PO220 and PO221 recommended but not required.)
Exclusions
PO310k.
Notes
3 lecture hours