2016-2017 Pitzer Catalog 
    Oct 18, 2018  
2016-2017 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 045 PZ -West African History through Novels and Film

Institution: Pitzer

Description: West Africa is a region with a rich, fascinating, though often tumultuous history. Legendary medieval empires, Islam, and Christianity, slavery and the slave trade, colonial rule, the formation of nation-states, and crises of war and poverty-these episodes have all shaped the historical experiences of West Africans. Fortunately for those studying West Africa today, this history has been captured with quite extraordinary skill by its novelists and filmmakers. Men and women such as Chinua Achebe, Buchi Emecheta, and Ousmane Sembene have greatly enriched our understanding of the region through their art. This course, therefore, will examine the history of West Africa through novels and films.

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

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