Histoire de l'Afrique HAAR-B350

Taught in: french
First term

Content

The following topics will be considered: what is at stake in the study of contemporary African history; useful sources: nature, relevance, limitations; urbanization; trade and cultural influence; discoveries and exploration of Africa by Europeans; slave trade; pre-colonial states: (e.g. Ghana, Mali, Macina, Kongo, Rwanda); the partition of Africa. Colonial states; decolonization; some modern states; Africa in the world (e.g.Rastafarism, Malcolm X and the Black Panters, Panafricanism, Afro-pessimism)

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Objectives (and/or specific learning outcomes

To provide an overview of African history, from North to South. Periods and processes for which different types of sources could be used will be emphasized. The main goal is to show the richeness and the diversity of African history and how it sheds light on contemporary African realities and on Africa’s relationships with other continents.

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Teaching method and learning activities

Lecture with PowerPoint, movies: for example: "Mobutu, king of Zaire"

Course material(s)

No

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Assessment

Method(s) of assessment

written evaluation in January
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Other informations

Contact(s)

Pierre de Maret : Pierre.de.Maret@ulb.ac.be ; tél. 02/650.34.12 Olivier Gosselain : olivier.gosselain@ulb.ac.be ; tél. 02/650.43.38 Valérie Piette: vpiette@ulb.ac.be
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Programmes proposing this course at the faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences

MA-ANTR
Master in Anthropology, Spécialisée - bloc 1
Optional course, 5 credits [Lecture: 36h] - first term
MA-ANTR
Master in Anthropology, Spécialisée - bloc 2
Optional course, 5 credits [Lecture: 36h] - first term
MA-POLI
Master in Political Sciences : General, Spécialisée - bloc 1
Optional course, 5 credits [Lecture: 36h] - first term
MA-POLI
Master in Political Sciences : General, Spécialisée - bloc 2
Optional course, 5 credits [Lecture: 36h] - first term
BA-HHAAR
Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : General - bloc 3, Option Formation générale
Optional course, 5 credits [Lecture: 36h] - first term
BA-HHIST
Bachelor in History - bloc 2, Option Histoire mondiale
Mandatory course, 5 credits [Lecture: 36h] - first term
BA-HMUSI
Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : Musicology - bloc 3, Option Formation générale
Optional course, 5 credits [Lecture: 36h] - first term
MS-AFRI
Specialized Master in African Languages and Civilisation - unique year
Mandatory course, 5 credits [Lecture: 36h] - first term
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