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The Making of Modern Africa


Survey of African history from the end of the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the present, emphasizing major trends in economic, political, and social life in colonial and post-colonial Africa. Introduces students to critical historical debates and a range of historical artifacts including oral histories, African literature, and popular culture.

Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies Historical Thought distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies History distribution requirement.
Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement.
Satisfies interdisciplinary minor requirement in International Studies and Ethnic Studies.