Modern African history: understanding the state and economy since independence
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: HWH173
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Duration: 1 session
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What is the course about?
This course provides a comprehensive exploration of post-colonial Africa's dynamic political, economic, and social evolution. Spanning from the struggles for independence to contemporary challenges and prospects, the course delves into the complexities of state building, governance, economic development, and identity formation.
What will we cover?
This course will cover a wide variety of topics including:
• Introduction to Modern African History
• African State Building and Political Development
• Economic Trajectories and Development Strategies
• Post-Colonial Nationalism and Identity
• Globalization and African Economies.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Analyze the complex interplay of politics, economics, and society in post-independence Africa.
• Understand the impact of global forces, regional dynamics, and identity politics on African nations.
• Formulate informed insights into Africa's present challenges and future prospects.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an introductory course. As with all our courses, an open mind and a willingness to engage respectfully with the topic is all that is required.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No other costs. Please bring a pen and paper if you wish to take notes.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Please explore our African history and Global and imperial history sections for additional summer and autumn courses.