African Politics offers a world-class introduction to the continent’s political history and present. It teaches the best theoretical and scientific tools for interpreting today’s political climate and equips learners to effectively debate Africa’s current political issues. During the course students will learn how to draft policy instruments for complex economic, social, and developmental challenges. Students will discover the
roots of these challenges, and learn to expertly interpret the actions of states, institutions, and civil society.
After completing the course students will also be able to recognise and reflect on western theories of government and power while becoming fully immersed in African political philosophy and African political thought. African Politics engages with various resources, including ancient and pre-colonial manuscripts, journals written by African scholars, primary sources on Africa’s prominent civilisations, as well as a plethora of works by notable Pan-African thinkers.
Over the 32 weeks, students will be led by some of the finest African scholars, historians, and public administrators of our era, who along with the material are committed to transformational learning, supporting you to produce exemplary scientific analysis and commentary, and ultimately unlocking the leadership within you.