African Cities 20th Century

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
History
Course Number: 
206
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
African cities demonstrate the failure of models of development with the aim and ideal of industrialization. This course examines the empty promises of modernity through the lens of African urban history using fiction, film, and city archives. Beginning with Timbuctu and Cairo, the course explores the emergence and decline of trade entrepots, the rise of colonial cities, and the dilemmas of postcolonial economies and polities. Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Kampala, Kinshasa, Harare, Johannesburg, Lagos, Accra, and Dakar are among the cities studied. Designed for those seeking only an introduction to development as well as those with further ambitions, it assumes no previous knowledge of Africa.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
99315,98765
https://wadv1.mtholyoke.edu/wadvg/mhc?TYPE=P&PID=ST-XWSTS12A
Schedule #: 
98765

Course Sections

African Cities 20th Century
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Holly Hanson hhanson@mtholyoke.edu M 07:00PM-09:50PM Cleveland 002L