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Imperial Ideas: Africans, Europeans and the Transformation of Ideologies

HIST 353
Fall 2006 not offered
Course Cluster: African Studies

European colonial rule did not automatically transform Africans into Christians, Western-style liberals, or housewives. Nevertheless, over the course of the 20th century, many Africans converted to Christianity, some Africans actively fought for forms of political independence, and others modified their ideas about the meaning of marriage and family. In this process, Africans and people of African descent exposed the contradictions within certain European ideas about labor, democracy, Christianity, and gender, for example. As a result, rather than only look at how Europe transformed Africa, this course also asks how Africa transformed Europe. Case studies include South Africa, Senegal, Pan-Africanism, independence struggles, and more recent civil wars.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FGSS)

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