History | AFRICAN HISTORY: ANCIENT TO EMPIRES
E531 | 2974 | Brooks


9:30-10:45A     TR     BH237

Above section meets with HIST E331

This course surveys the history of Africa from paleolithic times to
the mid-18th century.  There are no prerequisites.  Topics include the
development of agriculture and pastoralism south of the Sahara; Egypt
and Kush; Carthage and North Africa to Roman times; Axum and
Graeco-Roman trade; East Africa's trading relations with the peoples
of the Indian Ocean: Indonesians, Arabs, Persians, and Indians; Bantu
migrations; the development of Swahili communities; West Africa and
trans-Saharan trade; and the Atlantic and Indian Ocean slave trades.
All assignments are on Reserve at the Library.  There will be a
practice map quiz, two "mini-exams", a mid-term exam, and a final
examination.  Graduate students are responsible for a ten-page
research paper.