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Spring 2014-2015
* NES 394 / HIS 409 / AFS 394 (HA)   No Audit

Colonialism, Post-Colonialism and Islam: North Africa (1830-2011)

M'hamed Oualdi

This course explores the history of North Africa, an area undergoing radical political turmoil since the beginning of the Arab spring in January 2011. It analyzes the colonial and postcolonial transformations of the Maghrib from the 19th to the first decade of the 21st century. Through a range of secondary and primary sources, the purpose of the course is to give an overview of the colonial effects and legacies on and in North African societies, but also to start questioning the colonial period as a framework of analysis.

Sample reading list:
Magali Morsy, North Africa 1800-1900, A Survey from the Nile Valley
Kenneth Perkins, A History of Modern Tunisia
Dirk Vandewalle, A History of Modern Libya
Julia Clancy-Smith, Rebel and Saint: Muslim Notables, Populist Protest, Colonial
James McDougall, History and the Culture of Nationalism in Algeria
Benjamin Stora, Algeria, 1830-2000: A Short History
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
150 pages of reading per week. Written assignments include 2 book reviews as short essays; questions on primary sources; final paper or research project (15 -17 double-spaced pages long) and before submitting this final paper, an introduction (1- 2 pages long). Students expected to prepare questions, comments and presentations on selected and assigned readings. Participation mark will be based on a full attendance and the quality of comments and analysis.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 40%
Papers - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40584 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   Frist Campus Center   212   Enrolled:7 Limit:15