Credit hours: 3
|Modern Africa||Basil Davidson|
|Things Fall Apart||Chinua Achebe|
|Intro. to the History of African Civilization, vol. II||C. Magbaily Fyle|
|Joseph Harris||Africans & their History|
Course Objectives: the primary aim of this course is to introduce students to the political, economic & social developments in Africa from the time of the European scramble for the continent to the present. Selected historical & contemporary themes include, but are not limited to, the European scramble & partition of Africa, the colonial period, de-colonization of the continent, foundations for economic, & social development, civil society & military governance, democratics institutions, education & culture, health care, food, disease & helath care, ethnic conflicts & civil wars & Africa's role in international affairs.
Course Content: history courses develop students' knowledge of how past events influence today's society & help them understand how humans view themselves. 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: a few videos will accompany the lectures & discussions. students will be expected to keep up with the weekly readings & also participate effectively in discussions in the class. class attenance is of paramount importance & it constitutes 12% of the final grade. any student who only attends the first or second hour of lecture will be counted absent unless there is genuine evidence (medical problem or family emergency) for missing the session.
Method of Evaluation: map quiz; book review; term paper; mid-term examination; final examination; class attendance & discussion