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BCUL 1685A - America and Africa: A Complex Relationship

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

This course will introduce you to the intertwined history of Africa South of the Sahara and America from the sixteenth century to the present. The first part of the course focuses on Africans and Afro-Americans in America from the slave trade to the second half of the twentieth century. The second part of the course discusses the place and role of America (with a special focus on the United States) in the African continent and examines the many political, social and economic transformations experienced and initiated by Americans in Africa. NB : Because there is so much to learn about Africa and America during this period, the course does not strive for exhaustive coverage. Instead, we will consider a variety of casestudies. Though we will cover nearly every major region within these cases, some will receive particular attention in a effort to balance breadth and depth of historical knowledge.


CHANSON, Aude (Responsable de programme d'échange, Collège Universitaire, Campus de Reims)