Course Listings

2023 Fall > UGRD > HIST > HIST 253

African History since 1800

Course #: HIST 253

This course surveys the history of Africa since 1800. This tumultuous period encompasses from the end of the Atlantic slave trade through the economic, political, and social complexities of contemporary African life. The course draws on primary sources (maps, travelers' accounts, oral histories) as well as literature, music, and film to explore Abolition and post-Abolition slavery in Africa; 19th-century African states and empires; European imperialism and colonization; gender, class, and racial/ethnic identities in colonial society; education and religious change; African nationalism and independence movements; and post-independence dynamics of globalization, conflict, 'development,' and decolonialism.

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 9731
Che,Kristen Marie On-line course
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Capacity: 35
Enrolled: 35
Status: Closed
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes: This course uses low-cost course material which will cost less than $50. For more information about low-cost course material, please visit
Pre Requisites:
Course Attributes: International, Low cost course material (under $50)