History | African History-Colonial Rule/Independance
E532 | 24721 | Brooks
Above section open to graduates only
Above class meets with HIST-E 332
Surveys the history of sub-Saharan Africa from c.1750 to the
present. 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.