Courses Catalogue

Introduction To Government And Politics In Africa

COURSE CODE: PAD1103
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Public Administration, PGD
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

This course introduces students to the rise of a modern state in Africa. Introduction to Government and Politics discusses the scramble for Africa, creation of modern states, and the Rise of African Nationalism. The student will appreciate political ideologies and Nation building processes.  The students will also analyze critical issues in Africa international relations and regional cooperation.

COURSE Objectives
The course is intended to:

  • Expose students to the rise of African Nationalism
  • Identify various ideologies and Nation building processes.
  • Evaluate theoretical and practical knowledge and skills necessary for actors in the field
  • Appreciate various issues pertaining to Government and politics in Africa.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of the course students should be able to:

  • Describe the rise of African Nationalism
  • Identify various ideologies and Nation building processes.
  • Evaluate theoretical and practical knowledge and skills necessary for actors in the field
  • Appreciate various issues pertaining to Government and politics in Africa.