Spring 2015 not offered
|Certificates: International Relations|
|Course Cluster: African Studies|
In this course we will survey the major historical processes in Africa since approximately 1800. Important themes from the course include: the abolition of the slave trade and its effects, African state formation, the growing integration of Africa into the industrial world system, European colonialism, African adaptation and resistance, and African nationalism and decolonization. We will also study the impacts of environmental transformation and religious change amid rapid economic and political change. Finally, we will examine the economic and development challenges facing the continent today. During the semester we will also cover some of the issues surrounding African history as a discipline. No single course can cover more than a sliver of the complexity and variety in Africa, but students satisfactorily completing this course will be able to write knowledgeably about Africa's recent past and will have the foundation necessary to undertake further study about Africa with sensitivity to the complexity of its recent past.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFST-MN)(CEAS-Arcp/Hist)(CGST-MN)(HIST-MN)(SISP-Hist Conc)