IS 324/813 African Economic Development: Theory and Practice

12 May 2010

IS 324/813 African Economic Development:  Theory and Practice is an elective course to be offered on the Vancouver campus on an annual basis, with a projected enrollment of 40 students (30 undergraduate and 10 graduate).


The following titles from the course outline should be purchased for the Belzberg Library:

Markets and states in tropical Africa : the political basis of agricultural policies / Robert H. Bates.  2005 University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520244931  $23

Africa since 1940 : the past of the present / Frederick Cooper.  2002 Cambridge University Press ISBN: 9780521772419 $71

Africans : the history of a continent / Iliffe, John, 1939- 2007 Cambridge University Press ISBN: 9780521864381 $79

Clashing Views on African Issues : clashing views on African issues / Moseley, William G.  2008 McGraw-Hill Higher Education ISBN: 9780073515182 $41
The political economy of economic growth in Africa, 1960-2000, v.1 / Benno J. Ndulu ... [et al.]. 2008 Cambridge University Press  ISBN: 9780521878487 $126

The political economy of economic growth in Africa, 1960-2000, v.2 : Country case studies / edited by Benno J. Ndulu ... [et al.]. 2008 Cambridge University Press ISBN: 9780521878494 $168

Total cost of titles from reading list:  $408

Additionally, as the Belzberg Library is currently not collecting in this subject area, a small core collection will need to be established:
10 books @ an avg cost of $70/book = $700

Relevant subject headings will also need to be added to the International Studies profile with our book wholesaler:

HC 800:  26 titles/year at an average cost of $77/book.  It is estimated that 7-10 titles will be selected each year to support these courses.

Ongoing cost:  $655/year

Journals and Bibliographic Tools

The SFU Library currently provides access to journals that will support this course.  No additional journals or bibliographic tools are required.

Example journal titles:

African Affairs
African Development Review
Development Southern Africa
Journal of Development Studies
Journal of International Development
Journal of Southern African Studies

plus many others.

Total Costs
One-time costs: $1,108
Ongoing costs: $655/year

These costs will covered out of a Library Course Assessment Fund.  There are no costs to International Studies.