ECON 288: African Economic Development
Prerequisite: ECON 101. This course introduces issues in African economic development, with an emphasis on both contemporary and historical perspectives. Course participants discuss economic and political institutions and social change in contemporary Africa, and historical patterns of economic and political development, with a strong emphasis on Ghana as our central case study. We emphasize concerns about public action and human capability and, in doing so, explore links to history, sociology, anthropology, and religion.
POL 288: African Politics in Ghana
This course introduces students to issues in African politics and society, with a particular emphasis on political economy. We discuss political institutions and social change in contemporary Africa, and historical patterns of economic and political development. We pay particular attention to questions of public action, poverty reduction, and human capability. This focus is complemented by the study of African philosophy and literature. In years when student interest permits, the course may be offered on-site as a Spring Term Abroad in Africa, generally in Ghana or Senegal.