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2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AFST 350 - Lusophone African Nations

Explores the origins, evolution, and present-day affairs of Lusophone African nations—Portuguese-speaking societies in Africa. Primary focus is on how Angola, Cape-Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and São Tome & Príncipe came into being, and what has occurred culturally, politically, and socio-economically since their formation/independences. The study of Lusophone African Nations provides the basis for exploration of such local and global critical issues as colonialism/imperialism, modernity, race, class, gender, revolutions/national liberation, nation/nationalism, civil wars, marginalization, democracy, localization, and globalization in Portuguese-speaking Africa, in particular, and Africa in general. Knowledge of Portuguese is not required. Every third year Spring.