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Africa in the Modern World

Image of a satellite photo of the African continent

With a youthful population of well over a billion, the future is said to be African. But how has the continent fared so far? This course is a thematic survey of African history in the modern world. It will introduce students to the general contours of the continent’s history in a global context. It will explore home-grown intellectual, technological and sociopolitical advances before contact with the West. Following contact, it will touch on the slave trade, colonial rivalry and misrule, African independence, and post-independence challenges and opportunities.

This course is offered through Arts and Science Online.

Department of History, Queen's University

49 Bader Lane, Watson Hall 212
Kingston ON K7L 3N6




Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.