UPDATE: There are only 2 books required in this class, however, you are required to go out and find a book on Africa to do a report on. Once you think you have chosen a book, please go to El-Afandi and have him approve it. A hard copy syllabus will be made avaliable to students on Thursday.
Today’s lecture was to give a basis of study and background information on Africa. We covered the basics that Africa was carved into 65 colonies that eventually became independent by the mid 1900’s. Unrest in the lands comes from these boundaries, as well as the fact that ethnicities were split, languages range in the hundreds, the economies are starved, and natural resources are going to pay for arms instead of education. We will be looking further into each of these topics as well as a few more during the up and comming semester. So with that in mind… I’ll see you in class on Thursday.