Course Catalog - 2017-2018

     

HIST 231 - AFRICAN HIST:NORTH/WEST/CENT

Long Title: INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN HISTORY: NORTH, WEST, AND CENTRAL AFRICA: EARLY TIMES TO PRESENT
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: History of societies of North, West, and West-Central Africa, earliest times to the present. Through primary sources like archaeological remains, royal epics, Arabic manuscripts, travelogues, and personal narratives, we explore the rise of kingdoms, spread of Islam, slave trade, colonialism, and independence, and themes like mobility, the environment, and corruption.