Samples of Courses and Suggested Reading

Between the Fall 2009 and the Fall 2010, the course offers remain the same;

Fall 2003

WELLS 101-8

INTL 151 -Introduction to International Studies

POLS 332-Old and New Paradigms in World Politics

Spring 2003

POLS 268 -Comparative Governments and Politics: Cases of Predominantly Black Nations
POLS 320 -Liberalism and Its Critics

INTL 385 -Violence and Refugees

Fall 2002

INTL 151-Introduction to International Studies

INTL 350-Comparative Environmental Policy Analysis

POLS 355-Approaches to International Relations

Spring 2002


INTL 385 -Special Topics: Violence and Refugee Problems in the World

INTL 160 - Introduction to Africana

POLS 267 - International Organization

Fall 2001

INTL 151 - Introduction to International Studies

INTL 350 - Comparative Environmental Policy Analysis

POLS 332 - World Politics

POLS 210 - UN Simulation

Spring 2001

Professor Lumumba Kasongo conducted research while on sabbatical this semester.

Fall 2000

INTL 151 - Introduction to International Studies

POLS 165 - Politics and Government Today

POLS 210 - UN Simulation

POLS 355 - Approaches to International Relations

Spring 2000

POLS 262 - Politics in Developing Countries

POLS 365 - Government and Politics in Industrial Countries

POLS 385 - China in the Global Political Economy

Fall 1999

INTL 151 - Introduction to International Studies

POLS 332 - Paradigms in World Politics

POLS 210 - UN simulation

Spring 1999

POLS 267 - International Organizations

INTL 385 - Environment as a Social and Political Movement in Pre-and-post Cold War

Fall 1998

INTL 151 - Introduction to International Studies

POLS 165 - Politics and Government Today

INTL 160 - Introduction to Africana Studies

Bibliography on the European Union and Africa's Economic Relations (Research Project)

Reading List

The following is a list of suggested reading taken from courses taught at Wells College as well as other selected books and journals.

Books -

Ake, Claude, Social Science as Imperialism,Dakar, Senegal: CODESRIA, 1982.

Ammendola, Curtis, Blondel Gladdish and Kommers Lancaster, Western European Government and Politics, 1997.

Archer, Clive, International Organizations, (second edition), London and New York, Routledge, 1992.

Asante, Molefi, The Afrocentric Idea,Philadelphia, Temple University Press, 1987.

Beetham, David and Christopher Lord,Legitimacy and European Union, Longman, 1998.

Bennett, A. Le Roy, International Organizations: Principles and Issues, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1977. (on reserve in the Library).

Bernal, Martin, Black Athena: the Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization, Volumes I and II, New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1987 and 1991.

Boaklini, Abdo, Guilain Denoeux, and Robert Springbord (Eds), Legislative Politics in the Arab World: The Resurgence of Democratic Institutions, Lynne Rienner, 1999.

Brown, Lester R. (ed), State of the World, W. W. Norton and Company, Inc. 1999.

Davidson, Basil, Discovering Our African Heritage, Boston, Ginn, 1991.

Diamond, Larry, Juan J. Linz, and Martin Lipset (Eds.) Politics of Developing Countries: Comparing Experiences with Democracy, Lynne Rienner, 1995.

Diop, Cheikh Anta, The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality, Westport, CT, 1974.

---, Pre-Colonial Black Africa, New York, Lawrence Hill and Company, 1987.

Fanon, Frantz, The Wretched of the Earth,New York, Grove Press, 1968.

Gallagher, Michael, Michael Laver, and Peter Mair, Representative in Western Europe, 1995.

Hague, Rod, Martin Harrop and Shaun Breslin,Political Science: A Comparative Introduction, Second Edition, Fully Revised and Updated, New York, St. Martin, 1998.

Harris, Joseph, Africans and Their History, New York 1972.

Hughes, Barry B., Continuity and Change in World Politics: The Clashes of Perspectives, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1992. (on reserve in the Library).

Jain, Purnendra and Takashi Inoguchi (eds). Japanese Politics Today: Beyond Karaoke Democracy, St. Martin.

Karenga, Maulana, Introduction to Black Studies, Los Angeles, California, University of Sankore,1993.

Kegley, Charles W. Jr.Controversies in International Relations Theory Realism and the Neoliberal Challenge, New York, St. Martin_s Press, 1995.

Kellerher, Ann and Laura Klein, Global Perspectives: A Handbook for Understanding Global Issues, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1999.

Lipschutz, Ronnie D. and Ken Conga, (Editors).The State and Social Power in Global Environmental Politics, New York: Columbia University Press, 1993.

Lowi, Theodore and Benjamin Ginsberg,American Government, Fourth Edition, New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 1996.

Luard, Evan, Basic Texts in International Relations, NY: St. Martin_s Press, 1994.

Lumumba-Kasongo, Tukumbi, The Dynamics of Political and Economic Relations between Africa and the Foreign Powers: A Study in International Relations, CT: Praeger, 1998.

---, Political Re-Mapping of Africa: Transnational Ideology and Re-definition of Africa in World Politics, Lanham, New York, and London, University of America Press, 1994 (on Reserve).

---, &"Reflections on EcoCity Systems: Historic and Theoretic Perspectives,&" in Richard Register and Brady Peeks (eds) Village Wisdom: the Future Cities, Hayward, CA: Alonzo Press, 1997 (On reserve in the Library)

---, The Rise of Multipartyism and Democracy in the Context of Global Change: The Case of Africa, Praeger, 1998.

MacEwan, Arthur, Debt and Disorder: International Economic Instability and US Imperial Decline, New York: Monthly Review Press 1990.

Magstadt, Thomas, Nations and Governments. New York, St. Martin, 1998.

Mansbach, Richard W., The Global Puzzle: Issues and Actors in World Politics, Boston and Toronto, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1994. On reserve in the library.

Newman, Michael, Democracy, Sovereignty, and The European Community, St. Martin, 1996

Oatley, Thomas, International Political Economy: Interests and Institutions in the Global Econcomy (Second Edition), Pearson Longman, 2006.

Roded, Ruth (ed.), Women in Islam and the Middle East, St. Martin, 1998.

Rosenau, James N., The United Nations in a Turbulent World, Boulder and London, Lynne Rienner Publisher, 1992.

Schedler, Andreas, Larry Diamond and Marc F. Plattner, The Self-Restraining State: Power and Accountability in New Democracies, Lynne Rienner, 1999.

Steams, Jill, Gender and International Relations, New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1998.

Taylor, Bron Raymond (editor).Ecological Resistance Movements: The Global Emergence of Radical and Popular Environmentalism, New York, Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995.

Thompson, Vincent Bakpetu Bakpetu, The Making of the African Diaspora in the Americas 1441-1900. U.K, Longman, 1987.

Wapner, Paul, Environmental Activism and World Civic Politics, New York: Albany, State University of New York, 1996.

Wiener, Leo, with new introduction by Dr. John Henri Clarke, Africa and the Discovery of America, New York, A and B Books Publishers, 1992.

Journals -


Biography and Research Projects

Course List and Suggested Reading


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