Themes In African History From 1871 To Present
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 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;
an understanding of the process of scramble and partition of Africa.
the significance of 1884/85 Berlin Conference towards the scramble for and
partition of Africa.
the role of colonial agents towards the colonization of Africa e.g.
and match the European countries that colonized specific African
out the system of colonial Administration used by British and French.
the two colonial administrative systems in Africa.
an understanding of the features of colonial economy.
an understanding of the factors that led to rise of African Nationalism.
an understanding of the challenges of modern African Independent states.