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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.

DESCRIPTION: Major trends in African history from the advent of Europeans in Africa in the mid 1400s.
TAUGHT: Winter 2005, Fall 2005
CONTENT AND 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.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Appreciate the diversity of climate and cultures in Africa.
Observe the rise of European dominance throughout Africa.
Understand major causes of the Slave Trade.
Compare and contrast methods of resisting oppression and the effects of colonialism.
Compare and contrast various forms of African governments and how they rose to independence.
Analyze and evaluate reasons behind Africa's problems today.
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 AmHer 170, 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