Level: 2

Semester: 2

Prerequisite: None

(Not Currently Offered)


Course Description:

This is a survey course of History of Africa from the period when first independent African countries emerged in the late -1950s and early 1960s and up to the present. The course focuses on major issues that have influenced the continent’s political, social and economic development during this time. After revising colonialism and its legacies, the course will proceed examining such important topics as decolonization and independence, liberation ideologies, movements and Pan-Africanism; the causes of long stretches of economic and political instability and attempts to overcome dependency; as well as, ethnic and other social violence; the nature and evolution of the state and civil society in Africa; and Islamic fundamentalism and terrorism.



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