Aug 07, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog, Volume 79 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog, Volume 79 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST - 373. Africa II: The Modern Transition


3 credit(s)
This course provides a survey of the African experience from 1875 to the present. It attempts to understand the historical processes which have made Africa what it is today - politically independent, but economically dependent and plagued by a myriad of problems and challenges which demand global/international attention. Themes and topics to be covered include the pros and cons of European imperialism in Africa, African resistance to colonial rule, struggles for national independence in the post-World War II decades, white settler regimes and race relations in Africa, pan-African movements, neocolonialism and multi-national organizations and businesses, gender and women in African societies, health and medical problems and challenges, violence, corruption, and migrations in contemporary Africa, and the challenges and problems of modernization and development. This course also introduces students to the discipline and methodologies of history. Students will engage with enduring questions of human concern, demonstrate competence in historical competence in historical literacy, and practice intercultural knowledge and respect. 

Prerequisite(s): Any HIST 100- level course.
Attribute: ARTS, CAH, CFD, GLST, ILST, HNW, ISP, MULT



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