MODERN AFRICA SINCE 1800

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

History

Course Number: 
258
Institution: 
Smith College
This course provides an introductory survey of African history since 1800. In doing so, the course offers students a framework for understanding the political, social, and economic history of Modern Africa by foregrounding the strategies African peoples employed as they made sense of, accommodated themselves to, and confronted their changing historical landscapes. Key subjects include Islam and Jihad in West Africa; the East African plantation economy; European expansion in South Africa; the rise of "Legitimate Commerce"; the Scramble for Africa and European colonialism on the continent; decolonization and African liberation movements; and life in an independent Africa.
Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
39925-S13

Course Sections

MODERN AFRICA SINCE 1800
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Jeffrey Ahlman

jahlman@smith.edu

TTh 10:30-11:50

BURTON 101