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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. 

Fulfills a requirement in the Africana Studies major (Geographic Region: Africa).
Satisfies the Historical Thought requirement. 
Satisfies a requirement in the International Studies interdisciplinary minor.
Satisfies the Justice, Equality, and Community requirement.