Fall/Winter Timetable

POL301H1F L0101

Colonial Legacies and Post-Independence African Politics


This course highlights the critical roles of pre-colonial and colonial histories in shaping contemporary political and economic developments in Africa. It covers the emergence of colonial states, the central legacies of colonial rule, and the impact of colonialism in shaping processes of state and nation building from independence to the present.


Mahmood Mamdani, Citizens and Subject; Jeffrey Herbst States and Power in Africa.

Format and Requirements

Course evaluation will include an in-class test, written work and a final test.


1.0 credit in POL/ JPA/ JPF/ JPI/ JPR/ JPS/ JRA courses