US-Africa Relations (POL4252.01)

Rotimi Suberu
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US foreign policy toward Africa has been characterized variously as one of indifference, neglect, selective/constructive engagement, disengagement, reengagement, and so on. This course probes the US‐Africa relationship in the light of the seeming reprioritization of that interaction by the United States since 9/11. Topics, readings, assignments, and presentations will explore alternative paradigms for analyzing US‐Africa relations, the historical evolution of the relationships, the strengths and weaknesses of specific US Africa‐oriented policies and programs (including the Africa Command, the African Growth and Opportunity Act, the President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and Power Africa), US interventions in African conflicts, and US relations with selected African states, including the anchor states of South Africa, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Kenya.

Prerequisites: Previous work in social sciences. 
Credits: 2
M 10:10am - 12:00pm; Th 10:10am - 12:00pm (first seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
This course is categorized as 4000, All courses, First Seven Week, Monday and/or Thursday Mornings, Politics, Rotimi Suberu, Two Credit, and tagged , , , , .