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Fall 2013-2014
* HIS 314 (HA)  

Precolonial Africa

Mariana P. Candido

This course explores the rich history of Africa before colonial occupation during the 19th C. It concentrates on people and civilizations indigenous to Africa, focusing on ancient civilizations as well as in the expanse of Islam and the Atlantic slave trade. Travelers' accounts, epic and archaeological evidence reveal the diversity of African culture.

Sample reading list:
E. Gilbert and J. Reynolds, Africa in World History, 2nd Edition
Worger, Clark, & Alpers, Africa and the West, vol. I
P. Lovejoy, Transformations in Slavery
Robert Harms, The Diligent
Ibn Battuta, Ibn Battuta in Black Africa
Bamba Suso and B. Kanute, Sunjata

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly readings consist of 150-200 pages drawn from both primary and secondary sources. Videos are also shown as part of the course.

Requirements/Grading:
Take Home Mid term Exam - 20%
Take Home Final Exam - 30%
Quizzes - 15%
Papers - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20826 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am T Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
23296 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled