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Fall 2021
Oct 05,2022
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Students will examine the social, political, cultural, and economic dimensions of contemporary African history. This course pays particular attention to the dynamics of African societies on the eve of European colonialism and the process of colonization in the late 19th century until World War I. Students will seek to understand why and how Europe colonized the continent and how colonialism transformed African societies. Students will also examine the rise of nationalism across the continent in the mid 20th century and the establishment of independent nations in the 1950s and 1960s. Students will examine the impact of African nationalism on independence struggles in Asia, Latin America and North America and the rise of the non-aligned movement. Finally the course will focus on the transformation of African societies in the post-colonial period, including increased civil war, economic decline and revival, intercontinental migrations, and a strengthening relationship with China.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online Course

History Department

Course Attributes:
MN-AFR AMR STD-Hist & Pol Tht, MJ-Africana Studies, MN-Africana Studies, Gen Ed 2018, Gen Ed 18-Global Awareness, OLD GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     

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