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HIS 266 Modern Africa

This course surveys triumphs and tragedies in the development of modern Africa's different political systems since the Conference of Berlin (1884-1885). Topics will include imperialism, peasant resistance, systems of unfree labor, export economies, gender and reproduction, decolonization, Pan-Africanism, and the persistence of neo-colonialism. The course is a preparatory course designed for majors and Social Studies concentrators, emphasizing enhanced development of analytical and research skills. Open to HIS/POS majors and Social Studies concentrators, or with permission of the instructor. Fulfills diversity requirement Spring (L03)