GBST 203
Colonial Rule and Its Aftermaths in Africa Fall 2022
Division II Difference, Power, and Equity
Cross-listed GBST 203 / HIST 204 / AFR 227

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This course focuses on the history of Africa during the colonial and post-colonial periods, especially focusing on the period between 1885 and 2000. The first part of the course will explore the imposition of colonial rule and its attendant impacts on African societies. During this section, we will especially examine how Africans responded to colonialism, including the various resistance movements that arose at different moments to contest colonial rule. We will also explore the various transformations wrought by colonialism. The second part of the course will explore the African struggle to decolonize their societies and to fashion viable political systems. In addition to historical texts, the course will make use of cultural materials such as novels and films.
The Class: Format: lecture; Mixed format of lecture and discussion seminar
Limit: 30
Expected: 30
Class#: 1382
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: active participation in discussion, map quiz, response papers, midterm and final exams, and case study paper (7-10 pages)
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Preferences: if course is over-enrolled, preference to history majors and students with a demonstrated interest in African studies
Distributions: Division II Difference, Power, and Equity
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
GBST 203 Division II HIST 204 Division II AFR 227 Division II
DPE Notes: This course will introduce students to how Africans contended with the forces of colonialism and its aftermaths. It will examine how different African societies as well as social groups on the continent were affected by and responded to colonial rule. All of the readings, discussions, and assignments will ask students to contend with the issues of how to write African lives into the history of colonialism.
Attributes: HIST Group A Electives - Africa

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