This course examines the events and processes leading up to the colonization of Africa, and the subsequent changes in African society under colonial rule and after independence.
This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.
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Topics and Objectives
- Locate physical and human features of Africa.
- Describe prehistoric African culture.
Ancient and Medieval African Civilizations
- Describe ancient and medieval African culture.
- Compare the development and fall of ancient and medieval African civilizations.
- Explain how the involvement of European and Arabic traders affected ancient and medieval African civilizations.
- Explain how the development of the slave trade affected African society.
- Illustrate European imperial colonization.
- Compare African experiences under the administrative styles of European imperial powers.
- Trace developments leading to African independence.
- Compare the independence movements of African countries.
- Explain problems encountered by the newly emerging African countries.
- Debate the challenges of creating sustainable governments on the African continent.
- Analyze economic reforms proposed by African countries.
- Describe contemporary challenges plaguing the African continent.
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