History | African History--Ancient to Empires
E531 | 3015 | Brooks


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.