ILRIC 4357

ILRIC 4357

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

This course deals with the many forms of work in Sub-Saharan Africa and assesses the impact migration has had on the development and maintenance of labor markets and employment therein. Some of the core questions addressed during this course are: What forms of labor existed before (and continue to exist after) European Colonialism? How did European Colonialism change economic systems in Sub-Saharan Africa and to what extent? What role have trade unions and labor organizing played in the political development of post-colonial African societies? Does an expanding professional class in Sub-Saharan African societies help or hinder internal development? What role does migration play in the spread of labor markets and the professions? 

When Offered Spring.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRIC 6357

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17723ILRIC 4357  LEC 001

  • This course deals with the many forms of work in Sub-Saharan Africa and assesses the impact migration has had on the development and maintenance of labor markets and employment therein. Some of the core questions addressed during this course are: What forms of labor existed before (and continue to exist after) European Colonialism? How did European Colonialism change economic systems in Sub-Saharan Africa and to what extent? What role have trade unions and labor organizing played in the political development of post-colonial African societies? Does an expanding professional class in Sub-Saharan African societies help or hinder internal development? What role does migration play in the spread of labor markets and the professions?