Nov 22, 2019  
2013-2014 Academic Catalog 
    
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HIST 350/3302 - Violence, War, and Conflict in Modern Africa (3 cr.)



Description
This course will explore the complexities of violent conflicts on the African continent in the past 125 years. As violence, conflicts and wars seem to be crucial elements of Africa’s modern history; students will for example investigate if this means that Africans are inherently more violent than the rest of the world – or if such an assumption only disguises the complex historical roots of war and conflicts? Moreover, students will also discover that Africans have historically resisted violence and oppression just as often as they have promoted it. Students can expect to engage with a variety of interdisciplinary material and will be introduced to different African regions to get a deeper understanding of contexts of violence in Africa’s past and present. By the end of the course students will be able to critically analyze common narratives about “the violent continent” reproduced by mass media.
 



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