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2014-2015 University Catalog 
2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 36101 - Violence, War, And Militarism In Modern Africa

Credit Hours: 3.00. Why do African countries always seem to be at war? Is this because Africans are inherently more violent than the rest of the world? Or might there be another set of explanations? This course seeks answers to these troubling questions by examining some of the myths and realities about violence, war, and militarism in Africa. Although these issues are not in any way ¿new¿ or ¿modern¿, our historical gaze will be focused primarily on the last 125 years. Studies can expect to engage with a variety of primary sources including films, novels, memoirs, music, and speeches as well as an array of scholarly literature from various academic disciplines. Typically offered Fall Spring.