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About the Course

African development – from the past to the present -- offers a unique economic history perspective on Africa's development. Over a period of five weeks, the course covers a logical account of historical events and decisions that have shaped the current political-economical landscape of Sub-Saharan Africa - from the pre-colonial and the colonial era, to the era of liberalisation, modern day Africa and the future prospects of the continent. One does not need to have a dedicated historical interest to benefit from the course. The course targets a broad range of professional groups, actors, organisations and curious individuals - all sharing a common interest in improving their understanding of the limitations and opportunities inherent in the Sub-Saharan African continent....

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By Shanell G

Jan 2, 2022

There is no one grading work, no one to contact. I needed credits to graduate from my school and missed my graduation date because of this.

By Margaret C

Apr 2, 2021

I am a non-specialist taking this course simply for interest, and so have not done an upgrade. Nevertheless it has been extremely interesting, both in the lectures by Professor Ellen Hillbom and in the freely available PDF course material. The presentation is unspectacular, but that puts a better emphasis on understanding the contents covered - less dazzling viewing but more thinking. I feel I have learned a lot and am very grateful to Lund University for making this course available to the public through Coursera.

By Jumayra K

Aug 26, 2021

It was excellent course and great information to know about african history and boost knowledge.

By Mary O

May 10, 2021

The course was very informative and it will be a very good source for anyone who wants to learn more about Africa.

By Ernesto P

Apr 4, 2022

Muy interesante y muy divertida forma de aprender muchos conceptoss nuevos de Geografía Económica e Historia Económica.

By Yurico C

Mar 9, 2022

easy and

By Pablo P R

Aug 6, 2021

The content is very good, the info it uses is vast and full of empyrical examples. The only thing I would change is the book recommendation, the optional one, which I've found to be very similar to the lectures given by professor Hilbom.

By Johannes H H

Mar 28, 2021

Very boring.

By Júlio C M d S P

Aug 30, 2022

The best course tha I was make

By Ahjaah J

Jan 23, 2023

A very entertaining class

By Katherine R

Nov 26, 2022

Very informative class

By Дмитро В Н

Aug 17, 2022

I like this course.

By Roberto M

Oct 18, 2022

I really enjoyed reading and obtaining so much information about the course on Africa and the development from past to future. The readings were intense but helpful with empirical data. I was able to focus on the videos and it was easy to follow through. I liked the course and would recomend it to anyone interested in learning about Africa.