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POLS 466  Politics of War in Africa  Units: 3.00  
An examination of the political dimensions of violent conflict in Africa, including the causes of inter-state and intra-state conflict, and responses such as peace-building and global governance initiatives.
Learning Hours: (LECTURE) 120 (36L;84P). LEARNING HOURS (SEMINAR) 120 (36 Seminar, 12 Group Learning, 72 Private Study)  
Requirements: Prerequisite (Level 4 or above and registration in a POLS Major, Joint Honours, or POPE Plan) and ([POLS 250/3.0 and POLS 350/3.0] or POLS 250/6.0*) and a (minimum GPA of 2.50 on all units in POLS).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Analyze the chosen questions and write up their research findings.
  2. Evaluate and discuss the political and economic dimensions of violent conflict in Africa.
  3. In alignment with the main themes of the course, develop research questions and approaches that seek to understand the causes of violent conflict and offer potential solutions.
  4. Recognize and critique a range of International Relations-specific theoretical approaches employed in the study of Africa.
  5. Working in small teams, engage in collaborative research and present a synthesis of their policy papers.