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Africa Since 1400
AFRICA
CLASS CODE: HIST 335 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: LANGUAGE & LETTERS
DEPARTMENT: HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, POLITICAL SCIENCE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This course will explore the major trends in African history from the advent of Europeans in Africa in the mid 1400s to the post-colonial era. Special emphasis will be placed on the impacts of colonization on African societies, the era of decolonization, and the challenges Africa faces in the new millenium.
DESCRIPTION: This course will explore the major trends in African history from the advent of Europeans in Africa in the mid 1400s to the post-colonial era. Special emphasis will be placed on the impacts of colonization on African societies, the era of decolonization, and the challenges Africa faces in the new millenium. Certain case studies of African states from East Africa, South Africa, West Africa will be offered.
TOPICS: Topics will include the affects of non-indiginous cultures in Africa (Islam and Christianity & western forms of government), the impact of the slave trade, the Scramble for Africa, European exploitation and colonization, some independence movements, and the widespread corruption, economic and health problems plaguing the continent.
OBJECTIVES:
REQUIREMENTS: Students will be required to read a 1,000+ evaluated pages, write a 10 page paper, give an oral presentation using Power Point, and know the basic work of 25 significant scholars in the field.
PREREQUISITES: No prerequisites, but students are encouraged to have Hist 201-202 and Hist 300. All students in 300-level courses will be expected to know how to resarch, write and document a basic historical essay.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001