HIST 261

Modern Africa

History College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Survey of the history of the African continent from circa 1800, focusing on experiences and perspectives of Africans. Topics may include culture and identity, colonialism, independence movements, religion, gender relations, the environment, and economic development.

When Taught

Fall

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

Analytical Writing

Learning Outcome

Students will improve their ability to write clearly and organize evidence to build an argument

Title

Historical Knowledge of Modern Africa and its People

Learning Outcome

Students will gain a greater knowledge of major events, developments, and questions in modern African history and understand that African cultures and people have changed over time

Title

Critical Analysis

Learning Outcome

Students will improve their ability to weigh evidence, assess conflicting viewpoints, and evaluate arguments

Title

Self-examination through studies of race, identity, and liberation

Learning Outcome

Students will re-consider the way they interact with their own society and how Africa has related to the rest of the world by considering questions about identity, race, domination and liberation in African history