HIST 265 - African History to 1800
One of two related courses (with HIST 266 ), which may be taken in either order. This course examines African history from early times until the end of the Atlantic slave trade with special attention paid to the political, social, and economic sectors of pre-colonial Africa. Topics for discussion include the origin of humankind; the development and expansion of early large states across Africa; and the establishment of early trade networks among Africa, Europe, and the Arab world. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly HS 229.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Present an overview of the physical and human geography of the Continent.
- Trace the emergence of the human race in Africa.
- Trace the development of civilization in Egypt and Nubian.
- Analyze the development of Medieval civilizations.
- Trace the migrations and development of African cultures.
- Explain the roles of spirituality and oral tradition in African life.
- Compare and contrast the interaction of Africa with the Islamic and the Christian worlds and the rise of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
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