2013 - 2014
Undergraduate Catalogue

HS480  Seminar: Cold War in Southern Africa     (3.00 cr.)

Prerequisite: HS101, one HS300-level course, and written or electronic permission of the instructor. Analyzes U.S. policy toward Southern Africa from the end of World War II to the present. The overarching theme is the impact of Cold War competition between the United States and the Soviet Union on African decolonization and nation-building. Special emphasis placed on U.S. relations with Zaire (the Congo), Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe (Southern Rhodesia), Namibia, and South Africa. Key issues considered include conflict and compatibility between African nationalism and decolonization and U.S. economic, military, and strategic interests; continuity and change in U.S.-African policy; options and directions for the future. GT/IAF

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