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HST 135 SURVEY OF AFRICAN HISTORY II

HST 135Survey of African History II

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  HST 135 Survey of African History II

Credit Hours:  3.0            Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grades of “C” or better in ENG 096 and RDG 096

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This course, HST 135, is a continuation of HST 134. The course begins with an assessment of the late 19th century European impact on Africa. It will consider the socioeconomic, political, and ideological reactions of African peoples to colonial rule. There will be an in depth examination of the nature of colonialism and neo-colonialism, as well as the national movements of independence.  The course will conclude with an examination of the contemporary challenges faced by Africans and the modern African state today.

General Education Goals: HST 135 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Category: Historical Perspective.  The corresponding General Education Goal is as follows: Students will understand historical events and movements in World, Western, non-Western, or American societies and assess their subsequent significance.  HST 135 also addresses the General Education Integrated Course Goal: Information Literacy, which is as follows: Students will address an information need by locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. describe the origin, motives and impact of European colonization of the African continent;
  2. identify and describe the successes and failures of selected African and African Diasporan resistance and independence movements of the 20th century;
  3. describe the historical roots to the modern problem of economic and technological under development and civil conflict within and between states in contemporary Africa;
  4. assess and describe, in a comparative sense, the strength of post-colonial African relations with Asian, Arab, and European states; and
  5. identify and assess the ideas of leading African and African Diasporan scholars on the nature of the anti-colonial struggle of the modern Africa state.