Fall 2020 - HIST 146 D100
Africa after the Transatlantic Slave Trade (3)
Class Number: 3442
Delivery Method: Remote
An introductory survey of colonization, of social, political and environmental change under colonial rule, and of the stormy history of state-society relations in Africa since independence. Breadth-Humanities.
Africa After the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade:
Identity Politics and Social Movements
In this class we will explore peoples and politics in African societies since 1800, using case studies from across the continent. While following the broader arc of historical events, we’ll touch down at specific points and processes, including: abolition, anti-colonialism, labour movements, Pan-Africanism, Independence movements, Afrocentrism, feminism, and democratic movements. Students will be introduced to multiple voices and viewpoints, through a variety of media. We will use a textbook as well as primary and secondary historical sources, African literature, films, and current news sources to gain multiple perspectives on Africa’s recent history.
- Tutorial videoconference/discussion board Participation 20%
- Student Contributions (Africa in the News, Music selection, “History in Pictures”, Notables, etc): 5%
- Midterm Take-home exam 20%
- Written Assignment: (including proposal) 30%
- Final Take-home Exam 25%
Please note that all teaching at SFU in Fall 2020 term will be conducted through remote methods (Canvas, Zoom, BbCU among them). Most lecture materials will be pre-recorded, however workshops and office hours will be conducted during “lecture” time. We will make use of scheduled tutorial time to discuss course materials will do my best to make this a great learning experience, however please note that enrollment in this course acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. No exams will be conducted in-person or under surveillance.
Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu. ca or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.
Asante, Molefi Kete, The History of Africa: The Quest for Eternal Harmony, 3rd Ed. (Routledge, 2019). Format: EPUB Vitalsource
Getz, Trevor and Liz Clarke, Abina and the Important Men: A Graphic History, 2nd Ed. (Oxford University Press, 2012)
** Other resources will be made available via SFU Library or our course Canvas page **
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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020
Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-782-3112).