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Jacqueline Jones, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

Spring 2005

HIS 350L • 35-Nigeria: Hist of Nat-Bldg-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
37380 T
3:30 PM-6:30 PM
GAR 111

Course Description

Same as AFR 374 (Topic 18). This course uses Nigeria to examine the problems of nation building in developing countries. It is designed to expose students to secondary and primary materials on (i) the concept of the nation-state; (ii) the complexities of developing formations; (iii) core issues in the nation-building process, notably cultural, political and economic transformations; and (iv) the difficulties of modernization. This course will begin with an overview history and culture of Nigeria. Students are expected to develop an interest in comparative history, theories and ideas of development, culture and nationalism. Goals i. To understand the outline history and culture of Nigeria (Class discussion, reading, lectures) ii. To understand two major research themes of contemporary relevance in detail (Reading two research-oriented books in detail/class discussion) iii. To understand research methods (Lectures, assignments) iv. To understand the techniques of writing (Weekly presentations in class) v. To conduct an independent research (One paper on an aspect of modern culture)


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