Feb 02, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HU 4495A - African History

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course will use the country of Kenya as a lens through which to view the broader history of Africa. Close attention will be paid to the country’s recent political history, as we discuss such topics as the colonial movement, the anti-colonial movement, the struggle for independence, and post-colonial politics. At the same time, issues of economic development will also be covered. The people of Kenya will remain center stage throughout the quarter, as will the ways such individuals navigated the worlds of ethnicity, political violence, and civil war. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Critically engage with the history of Africa
  • Describe the role of Kenya in African history
  • Navigate the complicated relationship between past and present in Africa
  • Produce scholarly research on various topics associated with African history
  • Present research findings through written and oral means

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • None

Dr. Michael Carriere

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