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HIST 0113

History of Africa to 1800

History of Africa To 1800
This course offers an introductory survey of African history from earliest times to 1800. Through lectures, discussions, readings, and films, we will explore Africa’s complex and diverse pre-colonial past. Themes examined in the course include development of long-distance trade networks, the linkages between ecological change and social dynamics, the formation of large pre-colonial states, and the transatlantic slave trade and its impact on social and economic relations within Africa. A broader concern in the course is how we have come to understand the meaning of “Africa” itself and what is at stake in interpreting Africa’s pre-colonial history. Pre-1800. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
History
Department:
History
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL HIS SAF SOC
Equivalent Courses:

Sections in Fall 2019

Fall 2019

HIST0113A-F19 Lecture (Tropp)