POLS 561. Liberation in Southern Africa. 3 Hours NW AE42 / S.

This course examines struggles for freedom in southern Africa and the consequences of political, economic, and social changes in the region. The end of colonial rule, the demise of white-settler domination, and the fall of the apartheid regime is discussed. As a major political event of the twentieth century, the liberation of southern Africa had both local and global consequences. The course analyzes transnational issues of liberation and resistance to consider broader regional and international perspectives. Course themes pay particular attention to gender and ethnicity and include a focus on democratization and contemporary meanings of liberation. Prior coursework in African Studies is strongly recommended, but not required. (Same as AAAS 561 and HIST 561.) LEC.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Political Science


...the following: POLS 553 Comparative Environmental Politics POLS 561 Liberation in Southern Africa POLS 562...

Minor in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies


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