African Economic Development

Subject Name: 
Critical Social Inquiry
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Hampshire College
This course will examine the evolution of African economies in the post-independence era and their current position in the global economy. The course will begin with a brief overview of Africa in the pre-colonial and colonial period. The topics covered include the search for alternative economic systems in the post-independence period; the economic crisis of the 1970s and 1980s; the impact of structural adjustment policies in the 1990s; debates over the role of the state and governance in the continent's economic development, the resurgence of economic growth in Africa; the relationship between China and Africa; the role of foreign aid,trade, investment and migration and prospects for the future.
Independent Work Multiple Cultural Perspectives Quantitative Skills Writing and Research Students are expected to spend 6-8 hours weekly on work and preparation outside of class time.
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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Course Sections

African Economic Development
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0 Lynda Pickbourn 02:30PM-03:50PM M;02:30PM-03:50PM W Franklin Patterson Hall 101;Franklin Patterson Hall 101