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Pitzer College    
  Feb 24, 2018
2016-2017 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 024 PZ -A History of Modern Africa

Institution: Pitzer

Description: To understand Africa as it exists today, one must be able to place current issues within the broader historical trends that have dominated the continent’s past. Accordingly, this course will provide an introduction to the history of modern Sub-Saharan Africa from the build-up to European conquest in the late nineteenth century, through colonization and decolonization to issues facing Africans today. Themes to be explored include: African societies and cultures on the eve of conquest; European imperial ideologies, explorers, and missionaries; African resistance against-and collaboration with-colonial projects; strategies of colonial rule; colonial education; cash-cropping and famine; African workers in colonial cities; gender, sexuality, and family life; health and healing; race, class and citizenship; nationalism and decolonization; post-independence economic crises and “development”; conflict and globalization.

Prerequisite(s): Please check course schedule for requirements.

For up-to-date information on current course offerings and details, please refer to the Pitzer class schedule on MyCampus2 Portal.

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