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CS92PROD
Slavery, Empire, and Sexuality: An African Research Seminar

HIST 353
Fall 2009 not offered
Crosslisting: FGSS 353
Course Cluster: African Studies

Students in this upper-level writing seminar will write an extensive, original research paper after examining four books that creatively use common source materials in African history: travel accounts, missionary documents, life histories, and novels. By reading primary documents and critiques alongside these works--a narrative history of a slave ship voyage along the West African coast, a collection of life histories of former women slaves in East Africa, an ethnography of missionaries in Botswana, and a "queer" biography of a British palm oil trader and novelist in colonial Nigeria--students will gain insight into how to research and write their own papers, while engaging major topics in modern African history. This is an excellent course for majors and nonmajors interested in conducting semester-long research projects in African history.

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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