Undergraduate Course: Africa in World Politics (PLIT10003)
|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||An examination of the interaction of three tendencies in African Politics: Nationalism, Regionalism, & Internationalism. The course will examine the nature of Africa's integration into the world economy and political systems; the cold war and post-cold war periods; the changing relations within and between Africa's states and regions; and changing relations between Africa's States and external organizations, with an emphasis on development policy.
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
|Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 1,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Literature review + essay outline (1500 words): 40%
Essay (2500 words): 60%
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- understand the nature of Africa's integration into the world economy and political systems during the Cold War and post-cold War periods.
- analyse and explain the changing relations within and between Africa's states, regions and non-African states.
- situate African political processes in their international social, political and economic context.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||1 lecture plus 1 hr tutorial per week
|Course organiser||Dr Sara Dorman
Tel: (0131 6)50 4239
|Course secretary||Miss Veronica Silvestre
Tel: (0131 6)51 337