European colonial rule did not automatically transform Africans into Christians, Western-style liberals, or housewives. Nevertheless, over the course of the twentieth century, many Africans converted to Christianity, some Africans actively fought for forms of political independence, and others modified their ideas about the meaning of marriage and family. In this process, Africans and people of African descent exposed the contradictions within certain European ideas about labor, democracy, Christianity, and gender, for example. As a result, rather than only look at how Europe transformed Africa, this course also asks how Africa transformed Europe. Case studies include South Africa, Senegal, Pan-Africanism, independence struggles, and more recent civil wars.
COURSE FORMAT: Seminar
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST Grading Mode: Graded
Prerequisites: NONE Links to Web Resources For This Course.
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