INTL-I 310 Africa in the World is a 2nd 8 weeks course (section # 33815, 3 credits). It has no prerequisites, and it meets on Fridays and Saturdays from 9:05 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. over the course of 5 weekends. So it may work well for students who need to fit something in around an already full spring schedule. The weekends involved are March 27-28; April 3-4, 10-11, and 17-18; and May 1-2.
The course focuses on four key themes that define the big picture in sub-Saharan Africa: impact of competing models of governance and leadership, intra-African diplomacy and changing security challenges, new paradigms for resource use and industrial development and urbanization and social cohesion. Africa has a huge measure of unutilized resources and potential to alleviate the major problems that beset the planet. But given its long history of exploitation, is it feasible? See INTL-I 310 Spring 2015 course flyer for more information.