HIST 588 (01) - History of Modern Africa: 1870 to the Present

Hist Mod Africa, 1870-present

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 56291
This survey course introduces students to the major forces and dynamics of change in the modern history of Africa, from the late 19th century to the present. The primary focus is on European imperialism and its aftermaths in Africa. Issues to be examined include: the scramble for and partition of Africa; resistance to colonization; the rise and fall of apartheid in Southern Africa; religion and society, music and culture, gender and sexuality, art and literature, pan-Africanism, military rule, HIV/AIDS, democratization, and nation building. Emphasis on African initiatives, and on an exploration of contemporary challenges and the major forces reshaping the history of this oldest, most diverse, and most fascinating continent. Feature films, drama skits, literary works, and guest lectures are utilized. No prerequisites required. Course meets the History major requirements for Group III.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Instructors: Funso Afolayan

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 MWF 11:10am - 12:00pm HORT 304