HISTORY 247 - Modern Africa
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS, RE
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)

HISTORY 247 - Modern Africa
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
12188
Open
3
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture when they elect a discussion.
002 (DIS)
P
19103
Closed
0
 
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Tu 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
19104
Closed
0
 
-
Tu 9:00AM - 10:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
19105
Closed
0
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 11:00AM
005 (DIS)
P
24146
Open
2
 
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
24147
Open
1
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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