HIS 272 African History from 1885
The period from the European Partition of Africa in 1885 to Postindependence was one of the most significant and drastic eras of change for Africans. Their relationship with the Western world fundamentally altered African lifeways, drawing them into a global wage labor economy, and seeing them interact in new ways with migration, the World at War, and the Colonial Endeavor. This course will explore these changes through the use of video, primary and secondary source materials, CD-ROMs, art and material culture, and music. Expanding general geographic knowledge will be highly encouraged. This course is offered some spring semesters.