HIST 262: Survey of African History

HIST 262-001: Survey of African History: Legacies of Colonialism and Liberation in Modern Africa
(Fall 2018)

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR

Krug Hall 242

Section Information for Fall 2018

This class explores the impact of European colonialism on Sub-Saharan Africa (1800-1970s).  The course themes examine the formation and decline of African states; indigenous resistance and adaptation to white rule, including Western imperialisms; the emergence of anti-colonial nationalism; and African human rights campaigns that changed global politics. We also study how scholars interpret African history following the abolition of New World slavery and the rise of evangelical Christianity.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Focuses on the sub-Saharan region and examines evolving systems of kinship power, spirituality, and slavery. Explores the interactions between Africans and global influences from the religions of the book and colonialism to the politics of development and continuities and changes in production. HIST 261 surveys African history from the earliest times to 1800. HIST 262 surveys African history from 1800 to the present. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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