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Fall 2017-2018
* HIS 314 / AFS 313 (HA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Precolonial Africa

Emmanuel H. Kreike

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

Sample reading list:
Worger, Clark, and Alpers, Africa and the West, vol. 1
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.

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

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
P/D/F option is not available for History concentrators..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21159 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T Th   Green Hall   0-S-9   Enrolled:20 Limit:40
23851 P01 10:00 am - 10:50 am Th   Green Hall   1-N-11   Enrolled:8 Limit:12
23852 P02 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm Th   Green Hall   1-S-5   Enrolled:10 Limit:12
22738 P99 TBA        Enrolled:2 Limit:40