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African Encounters with Development


Examines how projects for "development" have been conceived and carried out in colonial and post-colonial Africa, and how they have been represented and understood by African people, governments, and international actors.  Explores the interaction of ideas and experience-from changing economic and political theories to the daily practices of farmers, bureaucrats, activists, and scholars.

Satisfies a major requirement in History.
Satisfies a major requirement in Africana Studies.
Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies Historical Thought distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies history distribution requirement.
Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement.