UT Dallas 2015 Undergraduate Catalog

PSCI4315 - Civil Conflict in Africa

PSCI 4315 Civil Conflict in Africa (3 semester credit hours) While Africa is a diverse, growing, and geopolitically significant continent, it has also been marred by numerous civil conflicts since the end of the colonial era. This course covers theories and empirical studies of civil wars with a focus on contemporary African conflicts. Students will gain an understanding of the causes of civil conflicts, the domestic and international consequences of conflict, and how wars are resolved. The cases covered will include the struggle to end Apartheid in South Africa, the Rwandan Genocide, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the rise of Islamic extremism in Africa. (3-0) R