This course explores developments since the late nineteenth century that have influenced contemporary Africa. We will examine African responses to European imperialism, the struggles for independence and democracy, and the challenges facing new African states. The major focus of the course will be on regions south of the Sahara. Students will learn about African perspectives and geography as well as the transformations that have taken place in everyday African lives. A research paper will offer the student an opportunity to learn more about a specific African topic as well the historian's craft.


4 sh

Course Types

Civilization; Art History Elective; African and African-American Studies Elective; Advanced Studies; IGS: Africa Regional Concentration; Poverty and Social Justice Elective; Non-US History; African, Asian, Latin American, or Middle Eastern History; International Business Regional Area Course

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