HIAF112 syllabus

HIAF112 syllabus - WEST AFRICA SINCE 1880(HIAF 112 Warren...

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Unformatted text preview: WEST AFRICA SINCE 1880 (HIAF 112) Warren Lecture Hall 2111 Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30-10:50 A.lVi. Professor Edward Reynolds UC San Diego Department of History Office and Office Hours: H&SS 5045 Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 A.M.—12 Noon E-mail: ereynoidsQucsdedu Telephone Messages: 534-1996 This course deals with the History of West Africa from the nineteenth century to the present. The focus on West Africa will enable us to cover a region of the African continent in some detail, but exhaustive coverage of this vast area is not possible given the time constraints of this course. We shall cover the aftermath of the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade, the Islamic revolutions of the nineteenth century, and continue with colonial rule and African resistance. Following the mid-term exam on May 13I 2008 we shall follow West Africa’s path to independence and conclude with the complex issues of post independent West Africa. IMPORTANT DATES FOR EXAMS AND PAPER Mid-Term Exam: May 13 Second Exam: June 5th Paper: June 10th There will be a second exam on June 5th as we" as a pager June 10th which will be due no later than 11 A.M.in H&SS 5045. Parking on campus will be very difficult the week of June 9-13 because of the 50,000 anticipated guests and their cars for the 2008 U.S. Open Golf Tournament at nearby Torrey Pines. Parking on campus will be very very difficult. Therefore, you must plan to arrive very early in order to find a parking space and deliver your paper by the deadline of 11 AM. Texts: Texts are available at the Price Center Bookstore. The books are also available On Reserve at the Geisel Library; Emmanuel K. Akyeampong (ed.}, Themes in West Africa’s History Cheikh Hamidou Kane Ambiguous Adventure I Course Reader: Available from University Readers Paper: Students in consultation with the professor will write a 5-10 page paper on any theme dealing with West Africa since the nineteenth century. This paper will be due on June 10th by 11 AM. in H&SS 5045. Schedule of Lectures and Assignments April 1 introduction to the course. Akyeampong, Chs. 1,2 April 3, 8, 10, 15 Abolition of the Slave Trade and Its Aftermath, Akyeampong, Chs.5,6,7, Reader, Sections 1,6,7 April 22 Islamic Revolutions, Reader, Sections 2,3,4,5 April 24, 29 Imposition of Colonial Rule Reader, Sections 8, 9, 10,11, 12 May 1,5,8 Colonial Rule and Resistance Akyeampong, Ch.10, Reader, Sections 13,14,15,16,17 May 13 MID -TERM EXAM May 15, 20 The Road to Independence Reader, Sections 18,19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 29, Cheikh Hamidou Kane, Ambiguous Adventure May 22, 27,29 Postelndependence Akyeampong, Chs. 11,12,13 June 5 END OF TERM EXAM June 10 PAPER due by 11 A.M. Plan to arrive early to obtain a parking place on campus given 50,000 visitors for golf tournament held at nearby Torrey Pines Golf Course. Visitors will arrive very early in morning and take parking places on campus. Be forewarned and arrive very early to deliver your paper on time. ...
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