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INTS 253: Identity Conflict in Africa

Term: Spring

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements: F8

A theoretical delineation of how ethnic groups are socially constructed and maintained through a deliberate process of cultural
objectification. The historical, political, religious and socio-economic roots of identity conflict in Africa are examined. Conflicts such as
the Sudanese civil war; the Rwandan genocide; the Biafran civil war; conflict in the Great Lakes region; post-election violence In Kenya
as well as ethnic strife in other areas are covered.

Prerequisites: none.