Government 258 - Colloquium: African Security

Colq: African Security

Anna Kapambwe Mwaba

M W 9:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Smith College
Seelye 304
This course serves as an introduction to the field of security studies with a focus on Africa. It provides an overview of the major theories, concepts and debates in security studies and explores current trends in political violence and conflict across Africa, key drivers of insecurity and the current and future security challenges facing African states. It tackles questions such as: What is “security” and how should it be studied? What are some of the most pressing security challenges facing the continent? How have these challenges evolved over time? What new types of conflict may future economic and social stressors create? When should states employ force? How can the international community assist African governments and institutions with harnessing future changes to result in peace and security? How can states begin to truly secure their borders? Designation: International Relations. Prerequisites: Gov 227, GOV 241, GOV 242 or GOV 247. (E)

[CE] GOV 227, 241, 242 or 247

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.