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Student Learning Outcomes

Course Name: History of Africa
Course Number: HIST 35
Course Objectives:
  • Students will compose logically organized, argument-driven historical analysis that are informed by secondary sources and justified by references to primary sources [PLO 1,2,3,4]
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression
  • Students completing relevant assignments in Area D2 courses will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of institutions (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in the development of African culture.
  • Students will recognize and articulate the role of Eurocentrism in the early historiography of Africa, and understand the factual based corrections of contemporary scholarship. (PLO 4, 5)
  • Students will be able to explain the connections between cultural expressions of religion, art, architecture, music, and political structures or historical events. (PLO 1,2,3,5)
  • Students will use logically organized, argument-driven historical analysis to explain specific case studies in African History (events, movements, or people), placing them in their cultural and historical context. They will analyze both primary and secondary sources. (PLO 1,2,3,5)
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in African History