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AFS 102 Intro to Africana Studies
Section 1 M W 1445-1600 Simon 122 Pride, Aaron N.
Section 2 M W F 1000-1050 OCGE 314 Pride, Aaron N.
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the interdisciplinary field of Africana studies and to the foundational concepts and institutional experiences upon which the field is built. The course provides a basic understanding of the history of the field and how various American interest groups fought to establish and develop academic programs that focused on the study of Africa and its diaspora populations. Through the use of diverse sources including maps, YouTube videos, music, film, primary documents, and class anthropology texts, students learn about the diverse motivations and approaches in the U.S. for the study of Africa, and about national and international conditions that led to the establishment of the first African studies and Black studies programs in the U.S. and abroad. Required for all AFS majors. [SS, V]
GOVT 103 Intro to Comparative Politics
Section 1 M W F 0900-0950 KIRB 106 Hassan, Miaad A.
Section 2 M W F 1000-1050 KIRB 106 Hassan, Miaad A.
A survey of governments and politics in the industrialized and Third World countries. The course examines the question of what it means to compare political systems and explores the historical setting, nature of political participation, political values, governmental structures, and political performance of selected countries in Western Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. [SS]
GOVT 228 Democratization and Democratic Breakdown
M W F 1310-1400 KIRB 206 Hassan, Miaad A.
This course examines democratization and democratic breakdown from the First Wave of Democratization (1828-1922) through the Third Wave (1975-95). We ask why stable democracies first emerged in Europe; why stable democracies broke down in interwar Europe and Cold-War-era Latin America; and what caused the Third Wave of Democratization. In closing, we discuss the democratic exuberance of the immediate post-Cold-War dperiod. [W]
IA 350 Global Migration
M W 1445-1600 OCGE 314 de Toledo Piza, Douglas
This interdisciplinary course examines how international migration has become a complex phenomenon affecting people and communities. It analyzes the unevenness of human mobility and the forces at play that halt or enable the circulation of people and interrogates why many are forcibly displaced while migrating is not available to everyone. Students will understand the social and political factors that impact who, how, and why people migrate as well as their migration experiences, struggles, and livelihoods. [GM2, SS]