Courses to be offered in the Spring 2012 semester:
HIST 3500: African History (4 sem. hours) An interdisciplinary survey of major themes in African history from the earliest records of human activity on the continent to the struggles for South Africa. Literature, music, art, and popular culture will be studied as ways of understanding the complex contemporary issues faced by Africans.
PLSC 3310: African Government and Politics (4 sem. hours) Examination of politics and government in Africa by means of country studies and comparisons. Sections of the course will be devoted to the examination of issues of development and underdevelopment. Prerequisite: PLSC 1300.
African Studies Seminar (4 sem. hours)
Courses to be offered during the Summer of 2012:
HIST 2310/IDST 2500: Black Star Rising: Ghana and the Making of Modern Africa (4 sem. hours) This course will introduce students to the complex and powerful historical events and personalities that have shaped the modern African nation of Ghana. Field-trips will include visits to the Asante capital of Kumasi with the palace of the Asantehene, as well as the town of Nalerigu, political center of the Mamprusi, in northern Ghana.
PLSC 2750: Special Topics in POlitical Science-Africa in Transition (4 sem. hours) This course will afford students the opportunity to explore the historical legacy, politics, life, culture, traditions, and arts of Africa. Central topics include the struggle for democracy and political reform; Civil economic growth, restructuring, and adjustment; Ethnic identity and national unity; Ghana's stability and security in a difficult region.