Make your own free website on Tripod.com
GEOG 321
GEOGRAPHY OF AFRICA
Winter 1998
Western Washington University

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Schedule of Readings:

This schedule is subject to change. Attend class regularly to keep up to date.

(last updated January 25, 1998)

Readings will be on reserve soon.

Week One

Chapter 12: Political Landscape of Sub-Saharan Africa
IAN E. A. YEBOAH AND SAMUEL ARYEETEY-ATTOH
 
Global Studies Africa:
pp. v-17 Africa: The Struggle for Development; North Africa: The Crossroads of the Continent
pp. 67-93 Central Africa: Possibilities for Cooperation
pp. 138-173 Southern Africa: The Continuing Struggle for Self-Determination
pp.178-183 #1. Sub-Saharan Africa: So Little Done, So Much to Do: The Democratic Habit, A Dying Industry?
 
#10. Botswana: One African Success Story
#17. The Afrikaners after Apartheid
#18. South Africa's Promise

Week Two

Chapter 1: The Physical environment
WILLIAM YAW OSEI AND SAMUEL ARYEETEY-ATTOH
 
Global Studies Africa::,
pp.18-66 West Africa: Seeking Unity in Diversity
pp.94-137 East Africa: A Mixed Inheritance
#13. Kenya: A Tarnished Jewel
#15. Nigeria: Inside the Dismal Tunnel
#16. A Nation of Poets

Week Three

Chapter 3: Historical Background of Sub-Saharan Africa: Opportunities and Constraints
IAN E. A. YEBOAH
 
Global Studies Africa:
#4. Who Was Responsible?
#19. A Divided Country Where Twain Rarely Meet, Except in War

Week Four

Chapter 7: Urban Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa
SAMUEL ARYEETEY-ATTOH
 
On reserve:
Tripp, Aili Mari "Informal Transporation in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania" the introduction to Changing the Rules 1997

Week Five

Chapter 4: Culture, Conflict, and Change in Sub-Saharan Africa
JOSEPH RANSFORD OPPONG
 
Chapter 9: Geography and Gender in Sub-Saharan Africa
IBIPO JOHNSTON-ANUMONWO
 
Global Studies Africa:
#5. In the Shadows: The Persistence of Witchcraft in Africa
#6. Voodoo Nation
#7. Africa's Oldest Survivors
#8. I Am Not Just an African Woman

Week Six

Chapter 8: Geography and Development in Sub-Saharan
Africa
SAMUEL ARYEETEY-ATTOH
(rec) Chapter 11: Industry, Business Enterprises, and Entrepreneurship in the Development Process
BARBARA ELIZABETH MCDADE
 
Global Studies Africa:
#2. False Hope: Structural Adjustment and Growth in Africa
#3. Waiting to Export: Africa Embraces Export Processing Zones
#11. An African Star? Free Eritrea Faces the Challenges Ahead

*Midterm*

Week Seven

Chapter 5: Population Geography of Sub-Saharan
Africa
SAMUEL ARYEETEY-ATTOH
 
Global Studies Africa:
#20. African Tradition of Polygamy Faces Economic, Legal Challenges
 
On reserve:
Weiskel, Timothy "Vicious Circles: African Demographic History as a Warning" Harvard International Review 1994
McGowan, L. et al. 1995. Women and the global economy. Global Exchange.
Lappé, Frances & Schurman, Rachel "Taking Population Seriously: Power and Fertility" Lessons of the Rainforest 1990

Week Eight

Chapter 10 - Agricultural Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
GODSON CHINTUWA OBIA
 
Global Studies Africa:
pp. 183-185 #1. Sub-Saharan Africa: So Little Done, So Much to Do: Withering Indictment
 
On reserve:
Mabogunje, Akin "The Environmental Challenges of Sub-Saharan Africa" Environment May 1995
Danaher, K. 1987. "Myths of African hunger" Food First Newsletter
Monbiot, G. 1992. The real tragedy of the commons. Third World
Selections from From Feast to Famine

Week Nine

Chapter 2: Human-Environmental Impacts: Forest Degradation and Desertification
WILLIAM YAW OSEI
 
Global Studies Africa:
pp. 186-192 #1. Sub-Saharan Africa: So Little Done, So Much to Do: read the rest
#12. An African Forest Harbors Vast Wealth and Peril
#14. A Life of Bare Essentials

Week Ten

Conclusions and Discussion

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Back to Main Index 321 Winter 98

Back to Schedule 321 Winter 98

Back to Calendar 321 Winter 98