HISTORY 328 - Humanities Topics in History
Fall 2021, Section 005 - People's Power!: Revolution in 20th Century Africa
Instruction Mode: Section 005 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be elected five times for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

The 20th century saw the rise of African independence movements calling for an end to colonial rule and the rights of self-determination. There was not, however, consensus on what independence meant beyond political sovereignty. Certain parties, organizations, and individuals linked independence with revolution, a social and economic revolution within African society itself, that went beyond aspirations to national independence. The revolutions as fully envisioned did not happen. Some were begun, even before independence, but—undermined whether from without or from within—were left uncompleted or diverted into channels that ran counter to original revolutionary aims. This course will explore what the revolutionary hopes and actions of specific leaders and movements were, who “the people” were, and what was indeed achieved. Where the revolutions were betrayed, we will consider both what brought about such betrayals and what endured of the spirit of hope in a new order and of a refusal to accept a status quo that silenced the call to People’s Power.

Course Requirements:

Careful reading of primary and secondary sources, active participation in discussion, short papers based on assigned texts, and a longer (5-7 page) final paper.

Intended Audience:

Students should have familiarity with analyzing primary and secondary sources. The previous study of African history is helpful but not required.

Schedule

HISTORY 328 - Humanities Topics in History
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
19399
Open
5
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
002 (LEC)
 In Person
24632
Open
1
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (REC)
 In Person
27725
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
005 (LEC)
 In Person
27818
Open
2
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
006 (LEC)
 In Person
32435
Open
5
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
007 (LEC)
 In Person
32436
Open
14
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
008 (LEC)
 In Person
32615
Open
11
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
009 (SEM)
 In Person
39112
Open
3
 
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M 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: This course will be entitled "Islam and the West." Please see HISTORY 399 for a description.

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