Race and U.S. Military Intervention in Africa

Description: Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Survey of U.S. security policy toward Africa from Cold War to present. Emphasis on ways that notions of racial hierarchy have influenced U.S. strategic priorities, threat assessments, and military initiatives throughout Africa. Special attention to U.S. covert operations and security alliances in Africa. Examination of impact of U.S. security policies on peace, conflict, and governance in Africa. Focus on change and continuity in Black transnational responses to U.S. security initiatives in Africa, particularly during Cold War and War on Terror. P/NP or letter grading.

Units: 5.0
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