04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T
Section Information for Fall 2021
This synchronous online course is a survey of modern African history from the late 19th century to the present. Adopting a chronological and thematic approach, this course explores major themes in African history from the end of the slave trade, to colonialism and nationalist movements, to independence and postcolonialism in the African context. We will cover materials from North, South, East, West, and Central Africa, as well as exploring connections between Africa and the rest of the world – across the Mediterranean, the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean. Lectures and discussions will explore themes ranging from gender, age, class, race and ethnicity, and the legacies of history in “modern” Africa. The course uses a variety of primary and secondary sources, including novels, films, photographs, speeches, newspaper articles, and political documents not only to explore the construction of African history, but to encourage scholarly debate through the construction of historically-informed arguments.
HIST 262 DL1 is a distance education section that meets synchronously. Students should expect to meet on the day and time scheduled.