History | E331 2831 Afri Hist: Ancient/Empire/Cty St 9:30-10:45 TR BH245 Brooks
E331 | 2831 | Brooks


A portion of the above section reserved for majors
Above section carries culture studies credit
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; commercial penetration of West Africa;
and European commerce and the development of the slave trade. All
assignments are on Reserve at the Library. There is a practice map quiz,
two "mini-exams", and a final examination. Graduate students are
responsible for a ten-page research paper.