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GEOG 455 A - Geog of Sub-Saharn Africa

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Regional geography of Africa south of the Sahara. Geographic analysis of Africa which includes topics in both physical and human geography and provides a general overview of the processes and interactions between human and environmental factors that shape Africa's physical and human geography. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours.

Special Instructions:

Rather than the old adage: -To think of Africa is to think of poverty- (O-Connor 1991), in the year 2020, any geographer would agree that -To think of Africa is to think of many things-, like all places! To name a few: its 55 diverse countries; economic growth over the last two decades; new resource booms and their contestations; impressive urbanization; changing state development strategies; new renderings in global popular culture; shifting forms of inclusion and inequality; the work of political organizing, and the improvisationz making everyday life possible. From these points of departure-continental dynamism, connection, and multiplicity-this course explores current debates animating scholarship of and from African contexts.Organised thematically instead of regionally, we will focus on key themes within the concerns of urban geography, economic geography, development geography and political ecology. Potential themes include: coloniality and liberation; problematizin

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Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Spring


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