Apr 20, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21
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HIST 3411 - History of Africa Since 1850

Provides an introductory overview of the peoples and states of Africa, and their developments over time. Focusing primarily on the sub-Saharan regions, will explore a variety of sources that historians of Africa use to examine issues such as state formation, trade and commerce, gender and society, slavery, European imperialism and colonialism, African nationalism, and independence.

Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr
Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2CP
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to discuss major historical themes and time periods in African history, and basic, general trends in African historiography.
  • Students will be familiar with geographical, historical, and contemporary features of maps of Africa.
  • Students will demonstrate understanding that African political, economic, and social/cultural systems changed over time.
  • Students will demonstrate understanding that Africans contributed significantly to the development of processes of globalization.
  • Students will develop increased knowledge of different African cultural groups and their historical developments during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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