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AAAS 1122

African Civilizations, 1870 to the Present

Scopas Poggo

Credit hours: 3
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Text Books:

Title Author(s) Publisher ISBN
Historical Problems of Imperial Africa Collins, Burns & Ching Markus Wiener Publishers
Intro to the History of African Civilizaiton, Vol. II, Colonial & Post-Colial Africa Fyle Univ. Press of America, 2001
History of Africa Shillington St. Martin's Press, 1995
Africa & their History, 2nd rev. ed Harris Penguin Books

Example Syllabus:

Course Objectives: this course is primarily designed to introduce students to the study of the historical, political, economic, social, and religious developments that shaped the destiny of the African continent from 1870 to the present. important themes include, but are not limited to, the scramble and partition of Africa by the European powers, resistance to & collaboration with foreign intruders, colonial administration, economic development or exploitation, the educated African, national identy & independence, white settlers in Africa, & the post-independence era.

Course Content: students acquire a perspective on history & an understanding of the facts that shape human society; students display knowledge about the origins & nature of contemporary issues & develop a foundation for comparative understanding; students think, speak & write critically about primary & secondary historical sources by examining diverse interpretations of past events & ideas in their historical contexts.

Method of Presentation: Lectures constitute the major portion of this course, but students will be expected to participate in discussion in every lecture. Audio visual materials will accompany some of the lecture topics.

Method of Evaluation: a map quiz; quiz on course materials; term paper; mid-term exam; final exam; class attendance & participation. frequent absence in class will adversely affect your final grade.


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