Hp315 Modern African History and Politics 4 credits
The course will focus on post-colonial history in the postwar period. We will review the ancient history of Africa to begin our studies, and then quickly move on to the form and impact of colonialism on the continent. The course will focus on Africa south of the Sahara and emphasize developments in the countries with some of the most acute problems. South Africa, Rwanda, Sudan and Nigeria will all receive special attention. The course will focus on the political, economic and social challenges that confront a vast area that includes over 50 countries. We will also explore Africa’s relations with the rest of the world.