HIST 387: Topics in Global History

HIST 387-DL3: Colonialism & Liberation in Modern Africa
(Fall 2023)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M


Section Information for Fall 2023

From the nineteenth century to the twentieth century, European colonialism profoundly affected Africa. The course examines this history using multi-disciplinary methodologies.  We explore a range of themes that focus on the Sub-Saharan region: legacies of racial slavery; spread of “legitimate commerce,” evangelical Christianity, and Pan-Africanism; influence of neo-imperialism and Social Darwinism; local resistance movements that challenged white settler rule; and colonial abuses that led to international human rights campaigns and decolonization. You will be encouraged to engage in debates after consulting primary materials, journal articles, books, online peer-reviewed information, and other scholarly sources. Your ideas and interpretations are always welcome. The issues we study still shape Africa—and the current global system. 

HIST 387 DL3 is an online live video section.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3-6

Study of historical topics or periods of special interest in global, Latin American, African, Asian, or Middle Eastern history. Notes: Topics announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies, Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lec/Sem #1, Lec/Sem #2, Lec/Sem #3, Lec/Sem #4, Lec/Sem #5, Lec/Sem #6, Lec/Sem #7, Lec/Sem #8, Lec/Sem #9, Lecture, Sem/Lec #10, Sem/Lec #11, Sem/Lec #12, Sem/Lec #13, Sem/Lec #14, Sem/Lec #15, Sem/Lec #16, Sem/Lec #17, Sem/Lec #18
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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