Courses Catalogue

Themes In African History From 1871 To Present

COURSE CODE: HIS 1202
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Arts (Secondary), B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE JUSTFICATION:

The study of the African past provides significant content knowledge and a basis for understanding the present and predicting the likely future occurrences.  This course focuses on the forces and processes that continuously contributed to the transformation of African societies, particularly the impact of European activities and colonial rule.

 COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The course introduces students to the history of Africa in the period of the scramble and partition.  How African continent was colonized, administered and which countries escaped the scourge of colonization.  The course concludes by providing an overview of the results of African colonization and later emergency of African Nationalism the produced the current governments.

COURSE AIM: To develop students’ understanding of the History of Africa through the phases of Colonial, Neocolonialism on to the present. 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course unit, students should be able to;

  • Exhibit an understanding of the process of scramble and partition of Africa.
  • Show the significance of 1884/85 Berlin Conference towards the scramble for and partition of Africa.
  • Describe the role of colonial agents towards the colonization of Africa e.g.
      • The missionaries
      • Chartered companies
      • Imperialists among other.
  • Identify and match the European countries that colonized specific African countries.
  • Spell out the system of colonial Administration used by British and French.
  • Compare the two colonial administrative systems in Africa.
  • Exhibit an understanding of the features of colonial economy.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the factors that led to rise of African Nationalism.
  • Exhibit an understanding of the challenges of modern African Independent states.