Undergraduate Course: African Politics: Theories and Debates (PLIT10090)
|School||School of Social and Political Science
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course explores African politics from a comparative politics perspective. It examines past and current academic debates on topics including: theories of African Politics, Nationalism, Democratisation, Civil Society, Ethnicity, Class, Gender and Religion.
Aims and Objectives are to enable students:
* to acquire a knowledge and understanding of the recent history and contemporary politics of particular African countries;
* to learn to analyse and explain the political processes and institutions of African countries and to situate them in their social and economic context;
to explore and evaluate different methodological approaches and theories used by academics in studying African politics;
to provide a foundation for students preparing honours dissertations.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 4 Politics/International Relations courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
**as numbers are limited, visiting students should contact the Visiting Student Office directly for admission to this course**
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
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| It is expected that all students, on completion of this course, will have achieved a number of learning outcomes:
* to understand the recent history and contemporary politics of particular African countries;
* analyse and explain the political processes and institutions of African countries;
* to situate these processes in their social and economic context.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||This course has a quota. Preference will be given to Politics and IR students.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||1 lecture per week plus 1 tutorial per week
|Course organiser||Dr Sara Dorman
Tel: (0131 6)50 4239
|Course secretary||Miss Claire Buchan
Tel: (0131 6)51 5067