Jun 02, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog

HIS 281 African History Since 1800

Prerequisite: ENG 101  and one of the following: HIS 101 , HIS 102 , HIS 201  or HIS 202 
3 credits

A survey of the history of sub-Saharan Africa from about 1800 until the present. Topics to be discussed include traditional African societies and cultures; the impact of the slave trade on African society; European imperialism and the partition of Africa; Africa and the World Wars of the first half of the 20th century; African nationalism and the emergence of independent African nation states; the short lived Pan-African movement; the challenges of democracy and economic development in the late-20th century; and Africa in the early-21st century. In view of the immensity of the continent and the complexity of its history, this course will focus on Nigeria, Congo, South Africa, and Kenya as case-studies. Not offered every year.