AP/HIST4799 6.0 A: Selected Topics in African History

Offered by: HIST


Fall 2023






Calendar Description / Prerequisite / Co-Requisite

Research seminar on selected topics in African history. Topics vary from year to year. Please consult the History supplemental calendar for more details. This course is restricted to History and African Studies Honours majors and minors who have successfully completed at least 84 credits. Prerequisites: AP/HIST 2750 6.00 or AP/HIST 3780 6.00 or AP/SOSC 2480 9.00 or AP/HIST 3480 6.00 or departmental permission.

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    Expanded Course Description

FW23-24 Topic - Science, Technology, and the Environment

In 2023-24, the selected topics for this seminar are science, technology, and the environment, three of the least studied themes in African history. The geographical coverage is Sub-Saharan Africa (i.e., the regions of the African continent south of the Saharan Desert), while the temporal scope is from the precolonial times to the present day. Drawing from online mass-media archives, documentaries, films, and multidisciplinary secondary sources (especially from Archaeology, Anthropology, and Science & Technology Studies), we will examine the environmental, sociocultural, economic, and political factors that influenced the development of indigenous and Western scientific and technological knowledge and practices across various regions of Africa.

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