History | African History: Ancient Empire/City/State
E331 | 2989 | Brooks


A portion of the above section reserved for majors
Above section carries culture studies credit
E331:  graduate students register for HIST E531

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.