The course explores common themes in the social organization, history and cultural heritage of Africa's diverse peoples. It then moves to examine the impact of colonialism, and the struggle to develop politically and economically viable nation-states in the post-colonial era. The work of African writers, artists and statesmen furnishes an important contribution to the course's understanding of Africa, past and present.
Course credit exclusion: AP/SOSC 2480 9.00 (prior to Fall 2014).
PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusion: AS/SOSC 2480 9.00.