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The course deals with South African politics since the end of apartheid. The readings will address the politics, policies, and composition of the African National Congress (ANC), the growth of black economic elites and the black middle class, the persistence of poverty and extreme inequality, expanding corruption, and why the ANC continues to dominate politically in spite of unabated poverty and worsening inequality and corruption.
Grading: yes pass/fail option,
no fifth course option
Two 10-12 page papers and class participation.
Political Science majors and prospective majors.
GBST African Studies Electives