09663 - History and Institutions of Africa

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SDGs

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

No poverty Reduced inequalities Peace, justice and strong institutions Partnerships for the goals

Academic Year 2018/2019

Course contents

The course will examine the main phases and issues of Sub-Saharan Africa's contemporary history. The course aims at providind students the conceptual and analitical skills necessary to critically understand contemporary political processes, conflicts and the root causes of poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Readings/Bibliography

Readings for students attending classes:

A.M. Medici, A. Pallotti, M. Zamponi, L'Africa contemporanea, Firenze, Le Monnier-Mondadori, 2017.

Readings for students not attending classes:

A.M. Medici, A. Pallotti, M. Zamponi, L'Africa contemporanea, Firenze, Le Monnier-Mondadori, 2017.

C. Tornimbeni, Stranieri e autoctoni in Africa sub-sahariana. Potere, Stato e cittadinanza nella storia delle migrazioni, Carocci, Roma, 2010.

M.C. Ercolessi, L'Angola indipendente, Roma, Carocci, 2011.

Teaching methods

Lectures.

Students can find an Atlas of African History at the information desk of the Library R. Ruffilli and at the Ufficio didattico of the Faculty of Political Sciences "Roberto Ruffilli". 

Assessment methods

Students attending classes:

Two written exams (4 questions, 2 hours) during the course and a final oral exam (on all the topics of the course). The final mark is the average of the marks of the written and oral exams.

Students attending classes:

Oral exam

Teaching tools

Power point

Office hours

See the website of Arrigo Pallotti