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HIST 2180 Africa Since 1850 (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course provides an overview of the recent history of sub-Saharan Africa. It begins by examining colonization and the dynamics of colonialism, then traces the development of anti-colonialism and nationalism, and concludes by surveying the trajectories of post-colonial states and societies. Throughout the semester we will think about popular experiences in addition to institutional or elite narratives, ask questions about the changing position of Africa in the world, and contemplate the stakes of conceptualizing African history in the present. Materials will include a range of academic literature, fiction and non-fiction works by African intellectuals, and visual media.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Priya Lal

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Fulfills the Non-Western Requirement for the History Major


Last Updated: 09-Feb-17