CAAS 247 - Modern Africa
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS, RE
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is a survey of modern African history. It covers particularly the colonial and the postcolonial periods and will include close looks at particular topics and reading and discussion of novels and original documents, as well as of historical scholarship.

The course has three following objectives:

  • to provide students with basic information about the period
  • to train students to think critically and historically
  • to develop general education skills

Course Requirements: Students are expected to (1) participate in class discussion (15%), (2) write one critical book review of a recommended monograph [approximately 4-5 pages] (25%). There will be a midterm (25%) and a final examination(35%).

Article and book chapter required readings are on reserve at University Reserves. Required texts are available for purchase at Shaman Drum bookstore.

On Africa in General

  1. John Iliffe, Africans: The History of a Continent.(Cambridge University Press, 2007) new edition
  2. Frederick Cooper, Africa Since 1940: The Past of the Present. ( Cambridge University Press, 2002)

On West Africa

  1. Emmanuel K. Akyeampong (ed), Themes in West Africa’s History . (James Currey, Oxford, 2006)
  2. Patrick Manning, Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa, 1880-1995. (Cambridge University Press,1998)

CAAS 247 - Modern Africa
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
11138
Open
3
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
19106
Closed
0
 
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Tu 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
19107
Closed
0
 
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Tu 9:00AM - 10:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
19108
Closed
0
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 11:00AM
005 (DIS)
P
24151
Open
2
 
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
24152
Open
1
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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