IBUS 301: Business, Culture, and Society: Africa (3)

This is an interdisciplinary course which will focus on the social, culture, and political environment for business in the countries of sub-Saharan Africa. The emphasis will be on the factors influencing and shaping the current and rapidly-changing political and economic contests of African countries. The course is open to both business and nonbusiness students, and is designed to explore the connections between language and area-studies topics and the practice of business in Africa. The course will be organized around modules covering geography, language, culture and society, history, politics, and economics. Most of these modules will be covered by visiting faculty with specialization in those areas. There will also be guest lectures by government officials involved in managing and promoting business ties between the USA and Africa, as well as from practicing business people in the area who have had experience in African markets. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing (30 hours). LEC
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