History | African History: Colonial Rule/Independence
E532 | 2872 | Brooks


Surveys the history of Sub-Saharan Africa from c.1750 to the
present.  There are no prerequisites: E332 is taught as a separate
course from E331.  Major topics include the transition from the
slave trade to “legitimate” commerce in agricultural and sylvan
products and minerals; European imperialism and the partition of
Africa at the close of the nineteenth century; colonial rule
and “dependency” relationships; the spread of Islam and
Christianity; the development of political parties after World War
II and the attainment of independence by British, French, Belgian
and Portuguese colonies; the European Union and Africa; and other
current issues.  Assignments are on UGL Reserve.  There will be a
practice map quiz, two “mini-exams”, a mid-term exam, and a final
examination.